«Poetic portrait in Zabolotsky’s poetry» master’s paper is an attempt at a systemic analysis of Zabolotsky’s poetry focused on category of poetic portrait. Author of this paper tries to reconstruct Zabolotsky’s own artistic worldview by reviewing poetic portraits, as well as common principles and means that create them. Poet’s attitude towards his lyric subjects is dynamic and changes over time, so the author of this paper searches for the examples of this process among the portraits. The paper consists of three parts each representing one period of poet’s work: portraits of the «Columns»; long and short poems of 1930s; ethical and philosophic direction in later poetry of 1940-50s. The author offers original classification of poetic portraits in Zabolotsky’s works.