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Pilgrimage ekphrasis: “The Annunciation” by Lydia Alexeeva

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2022, No. 3)

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Page : 12-12

Keywords : poetry of Russian emigration; ekphrasis; religious poetry; gospel stories; ballad; epigram; narrative in poetry;

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The paper considers the poetics of Russian poetess of New York emigration Lydia Alexeeva. The genre specificity of her poems that combine traditions of the ballad and the consideration of the big city as a system of hints and effects of suspension going back to the mood of futurism is established. Unlike other Russian poets of New York, Alexeeva has turned the ballad both as a genre base for organizing an emotional narrative and as a source of unexpected plot solutions. Her ekphrasis turns into a pilgrimage ekphrasis that fits the movement through the museum into the general movement through the big city, thanks to the emotional effects it allowed her to come to terms with the hardships of life in exile.

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