By A. D. P. Briggs
This can be a vigorous and readable advisor to Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse Eugene Onegin, a landmark of ecu Romanticism, and arguably the simplest of all Russian poetry. Professor Briggs addresses the query of ways such notable poetry may have been composed a couple of relatively banal plot, and considers the shape of the paintings and its poetic suggestions intimately. He bargains clean interpretations of the characters and occasions of the poem, and units it opposed to its ecu heritage. He discusses its effect - particularly Tchaikovsky's operatic model - and issues to its life-affirming philosophy and spirit of joyfulness. The publication contains a chronological chart and a advisor to additional interpreting.
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The answer lies probably in the name which she bears. She is an 'Okhtenka' (stress on the 24 EUGENE ONEGIN first syllable), which simply means that she comes from the district of Okhta in the eastern part of the city. This winsome word sounds like a pretty diminutive, though it is not. It was clearly selected by the poet because it sounds so sweet. Having chosen it, he took good care to follow up the possibilities; in the next line all four of the consonants in this word (kh, t, n, k) recur, and to good effect, in the imitation of morning show crunching underfoot.
These are doled out in very small portions - a couple for the merchant, four for the carriage-driver, nine for the girl from Okhta, and so on. Yet much information is imparted. With the slenderest of resources Pushkin produces an eloquently impressionistic vision of the city and hints at an important relationship between it and the hero. The two half-identified citizens are of particular interest. This novel is full of unobtrusive little characters who flit rapid ly in and out of the story. They are more important than they seem to be.
This winsome word sounds like a pretty diminutive, though it is not. It was clearly selected by the poet because it sounds so sweet. Having chosen it, he took good care to follow up the possibilities; in the next line all four of the consonants in this word (kh, t, n, k) recur, and to good effect, in the imitation of morning show crunching underfoot. By simply sounding so nice she persuades us of her all-round attractiveness. Are there any lines in the whole poem lovelier than these? r1 HeA cHer yTpeHHHA xpycmT.