Turkmen Poet Kerim Gurbannepesov's Poem "Yazmasi Agir Dusen Gosgu" in terms of Narrative Discourse

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Demir S. A.

BILIG, vol.2021, no.99, pp.181-203, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 99
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.12995/bilig.9908
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-203
  • Keywords: Kerim Gurbannepesov, Yazmasi Agir Dusen Gosgu, narrative discourse, Turkmencilik, cultural meaning system, IDENTITY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The Yazmasi Agir Dusen Gosgu (Hard to Write Poem) written by Kerim Gurbannepesov (1929-1988), who is one of the important poets, translators, and intellectuals of the Soviet Period Turkmen literature, is a narrative poetry consisting of 44 quatrains. With its cinematic organization, the poem has an attractive narrative structure. It also enables information on Turkmencilik. Turkmencilik is a value system that regulates the life of the Turkmen people and includes traditions, rituals, and social duties. Yazmasi Agir Dusen Gosgu also has a remarkable narrative structure in terms of narratology. Any narrative text has two levels that cover story and discourse. Taking into account story and discourse together, enables more accurate interpretations of the narration. In this article, in which the narrative content and narrative structure of poetry will be examined, an interdisciplinary study will be carried on where narratology meets linguistic and cultural meaning.