Тарту : Издательство Тартусково университета, 1998
Dissertationes philologiae uralicae Universitatis Tartuensis ; 4
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The Mari poem primarily emerged from the artistic reinterpretation of folklore. Folklore contained all the characteristics of the poetic genre, offering inexhaustible plot motifs and providing examples of storytelling and plot development. Drawing on the popular imagination of an ideal hero, the authors of the first lyric-epic works developed principles for depicting national characters. The heartfelt lyricism and dramatic experiences of folklore prepared the ground for the development of the lyrical element in the poem. The foundation of Mari versification became the melodic verse
Doctoral theses defended at the University of Tartu.
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