Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 200–212
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Victoria V. Nikultseva
Nikultseva, V. V. “‘Take up the Challenge, Don Juan!..’ Linguopoetic Analysis of the Poem ‘Maybe It’s Late, Мaybe It’s Too Early…’.” Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch: Сollective Мonograph. Ex. ed. Natalia I. Shubnikova-Guseva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 200–212. (In Russian)

About the author:

Victoria V. Nikultseva, PhD in Philology, Docent, Head of Department of Social, Humanitarian and General Legal Disciplines, Moscow University of Finance and Law “MFUA” (MFUA), Vvedensky 1a, 117342 Moscow, Russia.

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The article provides a linguopoetic analysis of the poem by Sergey Esenin “Maybe It’s Late, Maybe It’s Too Early...” (1925). The composition, the figurative system, the ideological and thematic plan of the poem are considered through the analysis of the language levels of the text: lexical-semantic, phonetic, grammatical. Stylistically the palette of visual and expressive means used by the author of this work is also of great interest to the researcher of the poetic text.

Keywords: S. А. Esenin, linguopoetic analysis, language levels of the text, individual author’s style, visual and expressive means of the language.