DID THE FIRST AUTHORS OF POLISH LITERATURE USE NATIVE PATTERNS?
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The paper tries to answer the question whether the first creators of the national Polish literature might have known native poetical system. The author demonstrates the continuity of folk tradition and points out certain phenomena characteristic for folk poetry that might have contributed to literary texts at that time. He underlines the lack of cultural diversity of Old Polish society and shows elements that built contemporary folk texts: constant epithets, formulas, characteristic lexis etc.
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