FEATURES USE YOUR OWN NAMES IN THE POETRY OF ADRIENNE RICH (GENDER ASPECT)


  • Svetlana Gonzalez-Munis
Keywords: gender, gender feature, feminist criticism, proper name, anthroponym, poetonym

Abstract

The article focuses on the study of one of the unexplored topics in Ukrainian linguistics, namely on the analysis of features of proper names in the poetry of Adrienne Rich in a gender perspective. The problem of gender in poetry is one of the less studied comparing to prose and autobiographical texts. In the research we have analysed the most famous works of American poet such as “I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus”, “The Spirit of Place”, “Planetarium”, “Power”, “A Long Conversation”. We payed attention to a variety of proper names used in the texts under study and analysed how these proper names are used to create gender dimension of a literary text. The work involves gender theory and thelatest achievements of modern feminist criticism concerning linguistic features of the texts of male and female authorship with emphasis on the poetic texts by Adrienne Rich and her use of proper names in it.

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Published
2017-09-15
How to Cite
Gonzalez-Munis, S. (2017). FEATURES USE YOUR OWN NAMES IN THE POETRY OF ADRIENNE RICH (GENDER ASPECT). English and American Studies, (14), 133-139. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/204
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LITERARY STUDIES