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Speech Genres

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Maslova V. A. The genre of incantation in M. Tsvetayeva’s poems. Speech Genres, 2014, no. 1(9), pp. 125-131. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2014-1-2-9-10-125-131

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The genre of incantation in M. Tsvetayeva’s poems

Maslova Valentina Avraamovna, Vitebsk State University named after P. M. Masherov

The article deals with the poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva, in particular with the poem «Lanes», from the standpoint of the theory of speech genres. It is established that the plot is a complex secondary genre that corresponds to most of the characteristics of the speech genres. Earlier, the incantation was considered a genre of folklore. In this article the incantation is a genre of Marina Tsvetaeva?s poetic text. Tsvetaeva strived to implement the form of "verbal magic", a game of rhythm, intonation and sound in her poetry , and she also used the wealth of potentialities sense. The article shows that the poetic word has great power over man. This power is akin to magic power.

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