A b s t r a k t
The article is a review of sorts; it reflects on a poetry-based consideration of modern linguistics. The renowned linguist Elżbieta Tabakowska focuses in her book on some of the key problems of the grammar of poetry. Her poems become the basis for analyses, which allows one to consider here the difference between a poetic book equipped with linguistic commentary and a (popular) linguistic monograph, interspersed with perfectly harmonious poems. This differentiation proves to be too simple, however, which demonstrates the exceptionality of the book under review.