• Democratic Poetics: A Comparative Study of the US and Iran

    Author(s):
    Behnam M. Fomeshi (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    American Literature, Cultural Studies, Global & Transnational Studies, Poetics and Poetry
    Subject(s):
    Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, Iran, Area studies, Comparative literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Persian Poetry, Walt Whitman, Iranian studies
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ppmf-jz58
    Abstract:
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892), the father of American free verse, and Nima Yushij (1897–1960), the father of Persian New Poetry, each played a central role in his respective poetic tradition. Whitman’s free verse and Yushij’s New Poetry are the results of translating the discourse of democracy to a literary discourse. In this way, there are multiple points of comparison between these poets’ corresponding approaches to poetic theory, practice, and context. The purpose of the present study is to unravel the relationship between sociopolitical situations in Whitman’s and Yushij’s societies and examine the resulting literary changes. Analysis of the points of similarity and difference in each poet’s sociopolitical context and the literary development of their respective nations will lead to a deeper understanding of the general laws of literary development, whilst simultaneously highlighting the historical peculiarity of each national literature, the uniqueness of each sociopolitical context, and the individuality of each author.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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