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The article deals with one of the key motive of “rational” being in N. Zabolotsky's poetry: man as the rational beginning of nature. The mind is the epicenter of the relationship between the man and the nature. Its middle position is due to the dual position of its bearer: on the one hand, man is the “educator” of nature, on the other, he is not sufficiently developed in the field of practical application of mind.

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Zabolotsky; the idea of rational being; nature; the human mind; dialog; consciousness; poetic thought