By analysing Rózewicz's 'Ballada o naszych sprawozdawcach sportowych' (in 'Zawsze fragment. Recycling') the authoress shows what formal means of expression the poet has employed to successfully mirror in his poem the mental processes of a sports commentator watching a sportsman fail to live up to the public's unreasonably high expectations. By using the 'poetry of masks', Różewicz distances himself from the excited crowds, which makes 'Ballada...' an expression of his critical attitude towards superficial mass culture.
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