Miniatura i Mikrologia Literacka , T. 1 (2000), s. 248-264
The text is an interpretation of Stanisiaw Barahczak’s Poem Powiedz, że wkrótce.
The interpretation wants to show that arrival at the senses of the poem becomes possible
only through its sound layer. The author analyses the instrumentation devices and
the sound function of the rhymes, and, making use of the works of R. Jakobson and
M. Raymond, defines the phenomenon of hypotyphosis: the instrumentation of Powiedz,
że wkrótce phonically reifies "death, though the word itself is not used in the
poem. The reading of the moral problems in the sound layer becomes the condition
enabling the reading of those textual elements - included both in the presented world
and in the ¡conically understood structure (U. Eco, Ch. Morris) - which together constitute
the semantic field of death. The euphony of the character of hypostasis noticed
by the author allow the author to call S. Barahczak's Powiedz, że wkrótce a sound
miniature according to G. Bachelard's terminology.