Specificity of Poetic Metaseuse in the Cycle "Crossroads" by Alexander Blok

Document Type : Research Article


1 Kazan Federal University

2 Ogarev Mordovia State University



The "Trilogy of Incarnation" by Alexander Blok is a unique phenomenon not only of Russian, but also of world poetry. “The novel in verses”, structured by the poetic meta-plot of the path, became the embodiment and reflection of the spiritual experience of the poet himself. And if the path as a super idea of the Blok trilogy has repeatedly been the subject of research interest, then the meta-plot of individual poetic cycles is not fully considered. So, for example, without proper scientific understanding of the problem under consideration, the “Crossroads” cycle, which ends the first volume of the lyrics, remains. The noted state of affairs in block science reveals the scientific novelty and relevance of this article. The special nature of the time led to the specifics of the representation of both the lyrical hero and his experience, including the mystical one. In this case, the authors use the following methods: comparative-typological method, linguistic analysis of the poetic text, historical and literary. As a result of the study, the authors conclude that the “Crossroads” cycle represents the development of the final points of “Poems about the Beautiful Lady”: the myth of Eternal Femininity, the Soul of the world does not decline, but its implementation is increasingly questioned. Correspondingly, the system of relations between the lyrical hero and the addressee of the cycle is complicated, which ultimately changes the general characteristics of the picture of the world as a whole.


Volume 10, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics Issues (ALI 2019) July 19-20, 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russia
This special issue of the journal includes papers published in the spirit of academic support of the conference and so they did not go through the review process defined by the journal.
July 2019
Pages 833-839