The poem "Factory" was written by AlexanderThe Bloc in November 1903. For the first time in his work, the young novice poet touched upon themes not so romantic as in the entire previous period of his work in creating the collection of Poems on the Beautiful Lady, whose work was conducted in 1901-1902. The verse "Factory" is part of the cycle "Crossroads" (relating to 1902-1904), which also includes poems "A Black Man Running Through the City", "The Last Day", "A Sick Man Went Along the Shore ...", "From the Newspaper " and others. This cycle represents the first attempt of the Symbolist poet to turn to social themes, touching on the problems of class inequality, overwork of workers, oppression of the ruling classes and new revolutionary mentality.
Analysis of the poem of the "Factory" block shows,that the poet himself deeply sympathizes with the factory worker, mercilessly exploited by the manufacturers, whose image is not clearly defined in the poem, but only marked by mystical references "immobile someone" and "black someone". In these mentions there is much more ominous meaning than in any detailed description, since in the nature of man it is instinctively laid to be afraid of all the unknown.
An analysis of the Blok's poem in this caseshows that the poet does not give absolutely any dynamic description of events, and as if taking up paints and a brush, writes in gloomy tones a picture of the life of factory workers. The epithets "black" and "motionless", so successfully used by Blok, even more than the unknown, emphasize and reinforce the sinister impression of the image of a "someone" who is frozen on the wall, who considers people behind the blindly locked gates.
An analysis of Blok's poem allows us to see,how dense this poem is filled with various symbols, together creating a whole sinister image of the factory-prison. Thus, the image of the "blindly locked gates" only strengthens the sensation of something sinister and hidden inside, within the walls of the factory. Also this image, along with the epithet "immobile someone", gives an additional sense of static, petrification, lack of life. In this case, the poet uses the method of lexical parallelism, using different epithets to convey and reinforce the same meaning.
An analysis of the Blok's poem in this caseallows you to feel the painfulness of the oppressive atmosphere of the factory, which is ruled by an ominous silence and only "creak pensive bolts". No noise of footsteps, no cries of people, no conversations are heard outside the gates of such a factory, as if they are gates to another world - the afterlife. The sensation of soreness in the poem is conveyed by the epithets "windows of the zholta" and "in the yellow windows".
Double mention of yellow onlyfurther enhances the effect. An analysis of Blok's poem makes it possible to understand that, intentionally using instead of the adjective "yellow" word form "zholta," the poet seeks to show the reader that in this case, the most important is not so much the color itself as how exactly it conveys the very sensation of soreness coming from the factory. At such a factory people do not work, but are in slavery, lose their health and slowly die.</ p>