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Grammatical properties of the dactylic ending in the poetry of Nikolay Nekrasov and Boris Pasternak


  • Daria Polivanova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics. Faculty of Philology.)


This paper discusses the use of the dactylic ending in the poetry by Nikolay Nekrasov and Boris Pasternak. It describes in succession the parts of speech dactylic endings utilize, the grammatical forms they take, and the derivational affixes they consist of. Comparison of the current results with the accent characteristics of Russian words illustrates the extent to which the choice of a particular word is determined by the inflectional and derivational language possibilities. Finally, an internal comparison of Pasternak’s and Nekrasov’s grammatical features demonstrates the distinctive features of each author’s poetic language

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  • Daria Polivanova, 2013. "Grammatical properties of the dactylic ending in the poetry of Nikolay Nekrasov and Boris Pasternak," HSE Working papers WP BRP 33/HUM/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:33hum2013

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    the dactylic ending; the dactylic rhyme; linguistic poetics; Nikolay Nekrasov; Boris Pasternak;

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