TITLE

Structural Patterns in Rilke's Duineser Elegien

AUTHOR(S)
Boney, Elaine E.
PUB. DATE
September 1982
SOURCE
Modern Austrian Literature;1982, Vol. 15 Issue 3/4, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article examines the interlocking patterns in the Elegies "Duineser Elegien," by Austrian author Rainer Maria Rilke. The three overlapping patterns delineated are: division into a negative first half containing a negative subgroup of the second, third, and fourth elegies and a positive half containing a positive subgroup of the seventh, eighth, and ninth elegies with thematic links between the corresponding members of the subgroups, an arrangement of equidistant pairs around the fifth elegy as a fulcrum, and a connection of the successive third, fourth and fifth elegies in the first half with the alternate sixth, eighth and tenth elegies in the second half in which the tie between the fifth and tenth elegies is especially significant since it is the only pattern in which they appear.
ACCESSION #
19103503

 

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