The article addresses issues pertaining to the laudatory works. The author is interested in the manner the nineteenth-century poets looked at the figure of Alojzy Feliński — a poet, reformer, husband, father and friend, and thus, the manner they perceived him both in the public and private sphere. The following poems have been adopted as the basis for considerations: Konstanty Piotrkowski’s Oda na śmierć Alojzego Felińskiego, Wincenty Turski’s Do cieniów Alozjego Felińskiego, Tymon Zaborowski’s Westchnienie Podolanina, mieszkańca gór miodoborskich, po śmierci Alojzego Felińskiego, and Grzegorz Ignacy Szadbeja’s Elegia na śmierć Felińskiego. The conducted analysis and interpretation are intended not only to depict the portrait of Feliński as presented by the nineteenthcentury poets, but also became an attempt to contain the discussed works in the sphere of a new type of laudatory poems. For we obtain an example of a noble model corresponding with the new manner of understanding the artist and the citizen that has contributed to the national culture and education. The authors of the poems, faithful to the classic or sentimental trend, emphasize the qualities of Feliński (diligence, talent, pragmatism and service to society), that are worthy of public praise. The primary purpose of the undertaken considerations is to demonstrate the changes occurring in the field of poetics and rhetoric of laudatory works, which are a kind of poetic tribute within the category of didactic approval of the Enlightenment period, as an instrument forming personal models and inspiring positively valorized social behaviors.