The poetry of A. A. Fet. Analysis of the poem "I will not tell you anything"
Athanasius Afanasievich Fet (or rather, Foet) was born on December 5th, 1820, lived a long life and died in 1892. This is an unusual and, definitely, a great Russian poet.
The distinctive features of Fet's poetry
Fet's poems have always been differentassociativity. But it was a special associativity. In the logical chain, he made omissions, which made it difficult for his unprepared reader to understand his associative connections. Fet's poetry was considered difficult, unclear. All because he tried to speak with his soul, not with text, to convey his images on a subconscious level. The poet spoke about such feelings, which, in his opinion, did not need words.
Another characteristic feature is musicality. All works of Fet are permeated with sounds. For this feature of his, he was often attacked by parodists. In those years it was fashionable to make parodies of poetry poems. And Fet suffered from such derision most of all, but nevertheless he did not change himself.
Who is the poem "I will not tell you anything"
1885 year. The poet is mortally ill and understands that his life will soon end. He is increasingly thinking about his life. And in this state he writes this poem. Dedicates him to Mary. But which one?
Before analyzing the poem "I will not tell you anything," one should understand the background and go back, in the young years of the poet.
Two Mary. Tragedy and family life
At the time of his military service Athanasius passionatelyfalls in love with Maria Lisich. Their novel lasts two years. But he and she are poor. Fet understands that under such circumstances he can not bind himself by marriage to his beloved. He is transferred to serve in another place, and they part. Two days after his departure Athanasius learns that the beloved died under rather strange circumstances, she was burned alive in her own room.
According to one version, Maria burned herself. According to another legend, Maria accidentally dropped a candle on her dress when she read the letters from her lover. The dress caught fire, and the girl could not put out the fire. And before her death she shouted from the balcony to save Fet's letters.
The poet suffered a long loss and even blamed himself for the fact that the girl was dead. Because he married her, if he was with her, it would not have happened.
In 1857, the poet married Maria Botkin. Many claimed that on his part it was a marriage solely by calculation. However, their family life was by no means unhappy. The husband's wife idolized, cared about him. The poet valued the feelings and support of his wife. But, of course, his first, tragic love still lived in his memory.
Analysis of the poem "I will not tell you anything" A. A. Feta
This poem is dedicated to two Mariam: the lost beloved, and the present wife.
In it, he simultaneously confesses to the love of MaryLizic, and still does not dare say to Maria Botkin that almost thirty years of their life together he loved the other. The poet tries to assure her that everything is fine, but in fact he is still haunted by the old pain.
While analyzing the poem "I have nothing for youI can say, "you can clearly see how the poet compares his memories with the aroma of flowers, and it is they, this ephemeral love that gives him strength, the feeling that he lives a full life. And this author wants to carry away this mystery with him. However, Maria already knows and sympathizes with the poet for a long time, perhaps that's why she cares about him with redoubled force and indulges all his whims, if only his loved one at least occasionally smiled.
While doing an analysis of the poem "I have nothing for youI can say ", you can not forget how the poet did not trust words. His phrase that he will not say anything, means not only that he hides his true feelings from his wife. This also suggests that he believes that the fullness of feelings, the movement of the soul can not be conveyed in the language of words. This is the thought that runs through the whole lyric poetry. "I silently say" - this oxymoron is only a confirmation that one can not express in words all the feelings of the soul.
The poem is built on a mirror principle - the beginning and the ending consists of identical lines. When writing, the author used a three-legged anapaest with a cross rhyme.
Analysis of the poem can be ended by the fact thatthe poet did not say anything directly. He did not finish it. He did not even make it clear from what he was shaking - from the joy of memories, from the night's cold or from something else. Only the main idea is clear - the pain is still alive and feelings can not be expressed in words.