Macro-rhythmic analysis of R. M. Rilke’s prose (based on “the notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge”)

Автор: Sherstneva E.S.

Журнал: Juvenis scientia @jscientia

Рубрика: Филология и журналистика

Статья в выпуске: 6, 2016 года.

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The article provides survey of such problematic phenomenon as literary prose rhythm and its basic difference from cognominal notion in poetry. One of the structural aspects of prose organization in R. M. Rilke’s novel “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge” is studied. This aspect is specifics of prose rhythm organization on macro-level. General objective laws for rhythmic organization are revealed. The author draws a conclusion that architectonics of the text is specified by the character of narration, rhythm of inner monologue ideas of the protagonist; switching from external reality description to interior feelings and emotions experienced by Malte and transition to author’s reminiscences.


Prose rhythm, structural-compositional principle, novel, macro- level rhythmic peculiarities, fragmentarity, literary whole

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IDR: 14110134   |   DOI: 10.15643/jscientia.2016.6.178

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