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Journal
2007 | 16 | 125-146
Article title

TO STOP THE TIME. ON LINGUISTIC AND TEXTUAL WAYS OF SHAPING THE TIME IN POETRY

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The concept of time reveals its complex nature. It has been encoded in the structure of language in many different ways and it is also permanently present in the discourse. Due to its anthropological character, it is strongly related to the domain of human feelings and imagination. So the time is not simply measured, but it is experienced and lived by as well. As a factor of many different acts, the time undergoes various mental operations. In several types of utterances the concept of time happens to be transformed in some characteristic ways: it might be reduced or stopped and one may experience an illusion of timelessness. Modifications of this kind are being introduced in some special sentence and text structures. Though such constructs might be used in every day speech and in some other kinds of discourse, i.e. in advertisements, they are specific for three types of poetry: poetic meditations, reflective considerations, and lyrical descriptions. The time can also be apparently stopped in the narrative poems, with their specific temporal structures connected to the plot. It happens when they are constructed in a particular way undergoing the rule of semantic loop. In this paper some examples of such apparent time flow arrests are discussed as well as their specific functions in poetry.
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  • T. Dobrzynska, Instytut Badan Literackich PAN, ul. Nowy Swiat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland
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08PLAAAA04258279
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