Analysis of the poem "Poet"
How widely and many-sided could AS. Pushkin to express in the poems his thoughts, just as widely and for an infinitely long time, it is possible to analyze the poem “The Poet”. The inexhaustible source of movement, self-development and attempts to grasp the essence of the spiritual potential of the person are presented by the author in amazingly mobile lyrics. The poem "The Poet" (August 15, 1827) is a clear confirmation of this. The idea of Pushkin does not get stuck in the subject, it is agile, extraordinary and impetuous. In this work, as in many others, the author ruthlessly got rid of the "pulling to the bottom" lines, so that the lyrical movement caressed not only the ear, but also the soul.
Interpretation and main idea
Making an analysis of the poem “The Poet”, one can easily determine how important it was for the author to convey to the society the inner state of the poet, describe his position in the material world and tell people about the nature, essence and strength of poetic inspiration.
The poem “The Poet” is composed of contrasts, in which the opposite states of the poet’s soul enveloped in “cold sleep” are clearly defined,by the cares of the "vain light" and the awakening of subtle perception, when the "divine verb" penetrates into the soul, calling for "the sacred sacrifice." Here the author clearly and subtly managed to notice a moment of inspiration, which, by the way, is a very real psychological process that almost every person encountered.
In his poem, Pushkin talks about undeserving and sudden inspiration. These thoughts become the main ones. Around them, the poet builds the entire lyrical stream of versification about the variability of states that creators are experiencing. In the poem “The Poet”, Pushkin very strongly focuses on the question of the poet’s mission, his mission on Earth, and thus tries to make every reader think about why poets come to Earth.
Positioning the hero with the author
In this poem, the author frankly positions the poet with a person who has unearthly knowledge that ordinary people can never understand who can only put obstacles in his creative path.
The entire poem "The Poet" is built on spiritual experiences based on the real events of the life of the author, who has often had to deal with the "darkness" of people.Pushkin has always sought to change the gray routine, to give people something bright, surprisingly light, kind, eternal. The author knew that such talent and aspirations, in the end, will be the death of a true poet. Perhaps it was this understanding of things that put a tinge of pessimism on the first part of the poem “The Poet”.
However, continuing his arguments about the painful way of life that interferes with creating, the author changes the mood of the lyrical hero, who finds the strength to perform a miracle and start creating. The hero is fully immersed in the sweet bliss of creativity, in which nothing exists except poetry and his creation. Being alone with his work, the hero as if rises above the people, acquires the highest spirituality.
According to Pushkin, it is this state that is the only and main happiness of the poet, who suffers from the sufferings of the material world, which as if pulls into the abyss, preventing the soul to soar upwards and contemplate the kindness, fragility and beauty of the surrounding world.