Subjectivity in the rhythm of the lyrical image manifests itself in two different, yet parallel, rhythm spaces. The space of the linear rhythm of the lyrical image, which is formed by the movement of perception is more passive, more sensuously objectivized than the value-positive (upward and outward) and value-negative (downward and inward) orientation (in the metaphors of the iamb and trochee). The space of the nonlinear rhythm (of atmosphere) of the lyrical image, which is created by the movement of perception is more active, more emotionally subjective in comparison the value-positive (pleasant, suggesting a warm colour, active) and value-negative (unpleasant, suggesting a cool colour, passive) emotionally evocative orientation. This article, based on psychosemantic study of the lexis of Antonin Sova's (1864-1928) poem 'Dym' (Smoke) inquires into the relationship between the value shifts in the perception of the semantics of the poem's lexis and phraseology, and concepts of the lyrical image's movement, rhythm, and rest.
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