“To capture the uncapturable in two adjacent words” – a spatial dimension of deixis in poetry Cover Image
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„Uchwycić niepochwytność w dwa przyległe słowa” – przestrzenny wymiar deiksy w poezji
“To capture the uncapturable in two adjacent words” – a spatial dimension of deixis in poetry

Author(s): Romualda Piętkowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: The object of this paper is presenting deixis as a principle organising the relations of the “experiencing lyrical subject” immersed in the space of a poetic text and the space of the world. The analysis of the manners of expressing space in the contemporary poetry allows the observation that the multiplicity of interpretations of metaphorical meanings assumes parameters of the physical space in which human beings participate as a point of reference. The surrounding reality opens new possibilities to the poetry presenting mental and observational parameters. The ‘here and now’ perception is entangled in earlier experience structures. The space in the contemporary Polish poetry is not a space of order and harmony – it is a heterogeneous and inconsistent space. In the place of clearly outlined spatial oppositions serving the representation and valuation of the world in the earlier poetry, the poetry of the recent years provides the image of entangled knots, unmatching pieces of jigsaw puzzles or a labyrinth of the city – the metaphor of a geometric spatial order gives way to the Deleuze’s metaphor of rhizomes. The invariable tendencies of the new poetry are: presenting peripheral spaces and indicating the creation space, that is the author’s here and now.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 29-36
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish