ADAM MICKIEWICZ - AN EMINENT POLISH POET, PRAISER OF THE CRIMEAN BEAUTY
 
LUDMIŁA KOPYCIŃSKA, ROMUALD NOWAKOWSKI, DOROTA PIEŃKOWSKA, LIYA N. POPOVA, FEODOR N. SARAPULOV, PIOTR SZYMCZAK
   
Abstract:
The paper includes the selected details of the biography of Adam Mickiewicz, an eminent Polish poet, who was given a thorough education in range of sciences and art at the University of Vilnius. The paper presents the poet's contacts with great personalities of that time in Russia and Europe. The portrait of the poet has been illustrated with his sonnets where the poet expressed his admiration for the unique beauty of Crimea, in particular his two sonnets praising Alushta. The final part of the paper contains an evidence the Poet was fascinated with electrical sciences advancement in 19th century, that he uttered in his poem "To Thou I Will Drink" (1821), having perfectly predicted the rank and importance of electricity for mankind.
   
Key Words: Crimean Sonnets, "Alushta by Day", "Alushta by Night", "To Thou I Will Drink", electricity, Romanticism
   
 
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