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Kirimov T.N. The Structure and Semantics of Poetic Titles by D. Kermencikli. Studia Litterarum, 2020, vol. 5, no 2, pp. 322–335. (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2020-5-2-322-335

Author: T.N. Kirimov
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Tair N. Kirimov, PhD in Philology, Leading Researcher, State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education of the Republic of Crimea Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University the Name of Fevzi Yakubov, Uchebnyi lane 8, 29501 Simferopol, Russia.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1282-0842

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Received: January 31, 2020
Published: June 25, 2020
Issue: 2020 Vol. 5, №2
Department: Literature of the Peoples of Russia and Neighboring Countries
Pages: 322-335

UDK: 821.512.145
BBK: 83.3(=632)
Keywords: title, the poetics of the title, author’s position, Kermenchikli, Dzhemil, Crimean Tatar literature.


The article examines semantic, compositional, and generic specificity of poetic titles in Crimean Tatar classical poetry at the beginning of the 20th century, exemplified by the literary heritage of the poet and publicist Dzhemil Kermenchikli and his contemporaries Noman Chelebidzhikhan, Bekir Chobanzade, Mehmet Nuzhet, Mehmet Niyaziy, Hamdi Giraibay, Husein Tokhtargazy, and Abdullah Lyatifzade. The study highlights continuity of topics, ideas as well as literary strategies in the works of the mentioned the authors. The purpose of this work is to classify and describe the functions of the title as a key to understanding the plot and ideology of the literary work. The author of the article explores important traits of Dzh. Kermenchikli’s work as well as his inclination to discuss such problems as class inequality, the importance of Muslim enlightenment, and linguistic vicinity of Turkic peoples. An analysis of the dialogical, polylogical, and monological discourses of the titles by Dzh. Kermenchikli testifies to the expressivity and conceptuality of his poems with a strong social content as well as it means to communicate with the reader and to influence her emotionally and its psychologically.


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