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2009 | 50 | 4-5 | 313-325
Article title

'DISCORDANT DISCORD': METAPHOR AS 'PHARMAKON' AND AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT OF GETTING OUT OF A STALEMATE (DANIEL NABOROWSKI'S 'ON THE EYES OF THE ENGLISH PRINCESS') (Polish title - below)

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
(Title in Polish - 'Niezgodna niezgodnosc': metafora jako 'farmakon' i nieudana próba wyjscia z impasu (Daniel Naborowski, 'Na oczy królewny angielskiej...)') This article is a polemical rejoinder to the previous interpretations of 'On the Eyes of the English Princess', a poem dedicated by Daniel Naborowski (1573-1640) to Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I of England and wife of Frederick V of the Rhenish Palatinate. The poem is not only a poetic, playful 'tour de force', but also an attempt at demonstrating the 'impossibility of metaphor'. The imaginative analogies which constitute the metaphor are structured like the 'pharmakon': each of them represents an irreducible duality with a surplus of meaning, over and above the intended likeness. Naborowski wants to break the stalemate by reaching out for a 'super-metaphor': the eyes, as we can see, represent not just one of the features evoked in such poetic statements, but all of them, at the same time. However, even this gambit can hardly change anything: the agglomeration of all the discrete analogies cannot alter their ambivalent nature. Instead of constructing a 'discordia concors', recommended by the rhetoricians, Naborowski ends up with what can be described as a discordant discord
Year
Volume
50
Issue
4-5
Pages
313-325
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Pawel Bohuszewicz, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Literatury Polskiej, ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3, 87-100 Torun, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA082611
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.081d7f01-4686-30ff-81f5-b43f23ff5eb1
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