The article discusses the contemplative verse of Frantisek Halas (1901-1949), particularly the form of Halas's primary paradigms - desire, life, and death - as well as the structure of this verse. It points out Halas's frequent use of images (unconventional from the point of view of Christian eschatology). Other parts of the article consider the ways in which Halas employs metaphor and how lyricality is established in his verse. In conclusion the articles mentions certain trends of Halas's contemplative lyric.
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