CHARACTERISTICS OF DEKABRIST POETRY


Ilica S.

SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS, cilt.33, ss.171-180, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 33
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: SELCUK UNIVERSITESI EDEBIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-SELCUK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.171-180

Özet

In the first quarter of the nineteenth century The Russian Empire undergoes a trying period in which economic, social, cultural and political changes happen. The two most important events that leave marks upon this period are the Patriotic War of 1812 and 14 December 1825 Decembrist Revolt. A group of young Russian army officers plan to rise in revolt against tsarsdom as they aim to bring the country constitutional rights and social justice and to abolish serfdom. In order to meet their goals, Decembrists found secret societies. Because this revolt occurred in December, these army officers are called Dekabrist which means in Russian language Decembrists. Most of Decembrists are poets. Decembrists count their literary works as instruments to spread their political and social opinions throughout the country. As Decembrists create their literary works in the first half of the nineteenth century, they are strongly influenced by the literary movement-romanticism. In other words, compared to other literary genres Decembrists poets mostly write poems by the influence of romanticism. Their poems are quite similar in content. The aim of this study is to define the characteristics of Dekabrist poetry.