National Identity: Formation and Realisation Through Poetry


  • Tetiana URYS National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Tetiana KOZAK National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv
  • Svitlana BARABASH Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv



the modus of national identity, poetry, motives, archetypes, symbols, place names


National culture, especially literature, contains invaluable nation-building potential and is an effective factor in influencing the development of the national identity of the individual and the ethnic group as a whole. In the process of forming literary works, the author’s consciousness and subconscious play an im­portant role, so they are not only one of the best ways of expressing a creative personality and a form of its reaction to events occurring in the outside world, but also one of the most important means of forming the national identity of the recipients. Therefore, such a literary work contains a modus of national identity. The main content of this concept in the literature is revealed in the article. Its theoretical components and their functional aspects in the text are defined and analysed. The modus of national identity is formulated as a way of realising the identity of one with his nation through certain aesthetic elements and structures at all levels of literary work as an artistic system. Such element-dominants are motives, artistic imagery, lyrical character as the main expression of the author’s thoughts, as well as archetypes, symbols and place names.


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Author Biographies

Tetiana URYS, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

(PhD in Philology) is an Associate Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Literature at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include the history of Ukrainian literature, contemporary Ukrainian literature, poetry, literary theory, the concept of national identity in literary work, postcolonial and postmodern theories, and philosophy. Urys is the author of 15 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Artistic Reception of Ivan Franko’s Figure in Ukrainian Poetry”, “Plantitative and Bestiary Іmages-Symbols in the Works of Contemporary Ukrainian Poets”, “Archetype as an Aesthetic Dominant of Artistic Expression Mode of National Identity in Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry”, etc.

Tetiana KOZAK, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv

(PhD in Pedagogy) is Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Preschool Education and Children’s Creativity at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include art history, methods of teaching fine arts, art and the basics of children’s design, philosophy. Kozak is the author of 2 methodical recommendations and 15 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Formation of Multiculturalism of Future Specialists in Fine Arts”, “Decorative and Applied Arts as a Factor in Educating Multiculturalism of Future Teachers”, “Formation of Multiculturalism of Future Specialists of Fine Arts: Definition, Essence, Structure”.

Svitlana BARABASH, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv

(PhD in Philology) is an Associate Professor at the Department of the Ukrainian Science at Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include Ukrainian literature, theory of literature, literary hermeneutics, and philosophy. Barabash is the author of 30 scientific articles, co-author of 1 monograph and 1 textbook. Recent publications: “M. Kozoris’ Prose for Children in the Content of Social-Realistic Stereotypes (On the Examples of Stories “Steppe”, “Father’s Assistant”)”, “Ideologically-Thematic Awareness on M. Kozoris’s Dramatic Works for Children at the Beginning of the 20th Century”, “Symbolism in a Small Course of M. Kozoris”.


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How to Cite

URYS, T., KOZAK, T., & BARABASH, S. (2021). National Identity: Formation and Realisation Through Poetry. WISDOM, 17(1), 146–161.