Rusycystyczne Studia Literaturoznawcze, T. 22 (2012), s. 52-67
Cwietajewa’s lyrics is discussed in the article from the perspective of its relation to the
art of theatre. As the basis for such an understanding of her poems was a strong emotional
marking, dynamisms, a battle of contradictions deriving from Cwietajewa’s unconventional
approach to commonly-known events, myths and threads. It was assumed that the poetry in
question was focused on conflict and dialogue with a reader as it was provocative, demanded
reaction, and answer to the questions it asked.
Special attention should be paid to word economy and persistent work with it in order to
receive the biggest number of meaning shadows from it. The word-gesture, a psychological
subtext, a special role of rhetorical means, expression, confrontation of viewpoints, stageability,
monologue mastership, a dialogue nature of a monologue, the poet’s ability to transform
herself — all this constitutes a theatrical shape of her poems.