Alexander Pushkin World Literature Analysis - Essay

Alexander Pushkin World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

The essential characteristics of Pushkin’s style are clearly marked and remain constant throughout much of the poet’s literary career and through all the various genres in which his work appeared. Pushkin’s language conformed to that of the educated classes and to the standards of elegance that the eighteenth century had sanctified. Although he made innovations and greatly enriched the language of poetry, he remains a classical poet in his balance, restraint, and harmony. Associated with his predilection for cool simplicity and elegance is a wonderfully light touch and a delicate wit. Pushkin possessed the ability to make the most complex matters appear easy and even amusing.

Pushkin shows great powers of insight...

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