Explicitness and Implicitness: Reading in Hassan Salim Al-Dabbagh’s Poems in His Two Collections : For Your Lamps I Wore My Neck & and the South as it Breathes
Kut University College Journal for Humanitarian Science,
2021, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 15-30
AbstractIt seems that modern poetry is the product of a stage of thought and taste upon which the literary model is established to simulate the tastes of audience. Since both ambiguity and brevity represent the aesthetics of the time, giving them a sense of wit and amazement, our poets resorted to using multiple techniques within their texts in order for the poem to achieve its purposes and deliver the poet’s message in the taste of the time. Our poet Al-Dabbagh has deployed several techniques to convey the meanings in his poetic messages, including intertextuality with religious, mythical, historical, and symbolic backgrounds, embodied in the poet's imagination that reflects his patriotism and the clung to home soil. His metaphorical language as well as his symbolic predicates granted his texts an intensification and conciseness while copious meanings can easily be detected in his creative visions.
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