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The different types of imagery and metaphorical constructions, characteristic of Russian poetry of XX–XXI centuries, reflecting the gradual nature of metaphors as linguistic and semiotic mechanism underlying the modeling of the poetic picture of the world, are analyzed in the article. To solve this problem we use the method of transformation of the sentenses from the position of its syntactic derivation (according to LN. Murzin and T.V. Simashko). Cases of match / mismatch of introductive and basic structures of statements when creating a metaphorical image are analyzed in the article. As a result such types of imagery and metaphorical constructions, as semiotically “weak” and “strong” metaphors, and a range of structures, occupying an intermediate position between them, presents by examples of quantitative and qualitative asymmetry introductive and basic structures of the resulting verbal image are identified and interpreted in the article.

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S. B. Kurash

Mozyr State Pedagogical University named after I.P. Shamyakin

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