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EFL Teaching-Learning Utilizing English Literature: A Source of Exploring the World of English (Published)

The universal truth is that language whatever is meant for communication either written or spoken and each language has its own niceties and subtleties loaded with social and cultural norms. The present study specifically focuses on the teaching and the learning of not only English language skills but also the importance of English literature, i.e. prose, poetry, peculiarities, weird, quirks, and bizarre of English language have also been encompassed. Now the question arises, how all this can be utilized in EFL classroom.  The best possible answer is the use of different forms of literature in the target language. Another important point is that the selection of different literary texts, poems and other helping material have been suggested as a model according to the level of ESL learner, i.e. under graduate students.   Some model texts and couplets have been given in Table-1 and Table-2. It would be appropriate to provide a suitable modern literary text to improve the language skills and competency, critical thinking, stylish and effective communication either written or spoken as closer to native speakers as possible. All this is possible through well- thought, well-planned, well-presented pieces of literary work and S-S and T-S interaction.  The most important are motivation and the roles of teachers and students toward an overall success.

Keywords: EFL, Literature, Poetry, Teaching-Learning, peculiarities, prose, quirks and bizarre aspects., weird

A Comparative Study on the Aesthetics of Language and Structure in T.S. Eliot and Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry (Published)

This paper explores the insights and inspirations Mahmoud Darwish has received from other poets. The thematic and structural analysis the study conducts on T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Mahmoud Darwish’s “A Truce with the Mongols in the Forest of Oak” indicates that the two poems are narrated using a fragmented, ironic and symbolic language. Likewise, both purposefully repeat lexical items and syntactic structures, and abound with imageries and figures of speech.  

Keywords: Eloit, Forest of Oak, Language, Mahmoud, Poem, Poetry, Speech

Critical Facets for Understanding and Enjoyment of English Poetry (Published)

In this article various critical opinions of prominent critics and poets on poetry and poems are to be examined in detail. Firstly, some statements and opinions, in connection with poetry are to be presented critically.  An acquaintance with poetry opens the mind to the wonder and joy of living and it can be related to ‘form’ as well as ‘meaning’ and how poets of different centuries have seen new and fresh possibilities within the unchanging limitations of poetry. It is also examined many critical observations of some particular poets and critics are done. This paper also related various poetical issues of great literary persons from classical age to modern age i.e. Horace to W. B. Yeats. In addition, the other poets such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Eliot and Auden are presented with apt instances. Finally the conclusion is drawn on the basis of the review of literature indicated.

Keywords: Appreciation, Creativity, Imagination, Metre, Poetry, Understanding

The Theme of Mysticism in Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson’s Poetry (Published)

As mystic poets, Emily Dickinson and Whitman are the two very important and talented writers in the arena of American literature. Both of them are famous for their divine poetry. Emily Dickinson focused greatly on self-awareness as opposed to Walt Whitman who focused on nature. However, he is called a ‘Modern Christ’ but his dual nature is found in his poetry as he fused profound spirituality with an equally profound animality. In Emily Dickinson’s poetry perfection, lightness, boldness and a chaste refinement are found which signify her individualism. This paper highlights two of these transcendentalist poets’ similarity and disparity of views, their experience of personal life, their poetic style and diction.

Keywords: American Literature, Dickinson, Mystic Poets, Poetry, Whitman

Vol 4, Issue 1, January 2016 ()

Keywords: American Literature, Dickinson, Mystic Poets, Poetry, Whitman

Manifestation of Elements of Joy in Manouchehri Damghani Poetry (Review Completed - Accepted)

Joy is one of the important themes in Persian poetry that has distinctively been expressed in Manouchehri Damghani poems, one of the foremost poets of the mid-fourth and fifth century AD. Favorable situation in that era attracted writers, scholars and artists to the court of kings and eulogium, and their comfortable living and pleasure led them further towards joyful thoughts. Since Manouchehri was a cheerful, pleasure-seeking, realistic poet, he created a world full of happiness in his poems mainly by relying on visual effects of nature.Inthis paper, the most important elements of joy in Manouchehri poetry including description of different celebrations, effects of nature, birds, flowers, various seasons, etc. were studied by providing some samples. The results obtained by this study indicated that poets of the first period of Persian poetry, especially Manouchehri Damghani, were delighted poems and made the best use of the effects and elements of nature to express their thoughts

Keywords: Description, Elements Of Joy, Joy, Khorasani Style, Manouchehri Damghani, Poetry

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