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Olga G. Tverdokhleb

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Olga G. Tverdokhleb — PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Sovetskaya St. 19, 460844 Orenburg, Russia. E-mail: ogtwrd@gmail.com


Philological sciences




Vol. 53


pp. 193–205


July 19, 2018

Date of publication

September 28, 2019

Index UDK

811 + 821.161.1

Index BBK

81.2 Рус + 83.3(2Рос=Рус)53


The article highlights the relevance of nominations of human body`s parts and organs in Andrei Bely's creative heritage, both in quantitative and artistic respects. The study is to show that various poems of Andrei Bely, written in different years, are connected with each other by repeated rhymes (rhymed formulas), one of which is somatism. The paper displays and describes rhymes, embodied in a variety of formal variations (with rhyme homogeneous and heterogeneous, open and closed, male and female, with active and passive rhyming somatism) and containing nominations of body parts and human organs the most common in Andrei Bely`s idiolect: hand (dominant), chest, head, eye, face, leg in a position of the final rhyme, illustrative of the hierarchy of meanings in the individual linguistic worldview of Andrei Bely. The author claims that additional repetitions of one or several words, partial and even complete quotation`s coincidence of lines along with the described rhymes strengthen internal communications between the verses created by the poet through different intervals of years as fragments of the one huge poetic text. The results obtained may be interesting for literary critics studying the work of Andrei Bely and other poets of the Silver age and may be used in the practice of compiling a dictionary of the poet.


rhyme, Andrei Bely, somatism, repeat.


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