Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov greatly respected AlexanderSergeevich Pushkin and loved his work. He was one of those who considered Pushkin great talent, and in his verses the significance, strength and unique style. For Lermontov, he was a real idol and an example for imitation, so the death of Alexander Sergeevich made a very strong impression on him. The very next day after the sad events that occurred on January 29, 1837, Mikhail Yurievich wrote a poem that he dedicated to his great contemporary - "The Death of a Poet." The analysis of the work shows that in it the author even though talks about the tragedy of Pushkin, but it implies the fate of all poets.
The poem uses the word "killer", and nota duelist or a rival. This is due to the fact that Lermontov does not mean the most Dantes, but the society that pushed Pushkin to such an act, fomenting enmity between rivals, slowly killing the poet with constant humiliations and insults. The author tells about all this in the poem "The Death of a Poet".
The analysis of the work shows, with what hatred andthe author treats all princes, counts and kings with anger. At the time, poets were treated like court jesters, and Pushkin was no exception. Secular society did not miss a single case to prick and humiliate the poet, it was a kind of fun. In 34 years, Alexander Sergeevich was awarded the title of a chamber-junker, who was awarded 16-year-old boys. This humiliation did not have the strength to endure and all this poisoned the heart of the great genius.
In the second part of the work the poet refers toGolden youth, which also killed Pushkin. He is sure that they will be punished, if not on earth, then in heaven. Lermontov is sure that the genius did not die from the bullet, but from indifference and contempt of society. When writing the verse, Mikhail Yuryevich did not even suspect that he himself would die in a duel in just a few years.