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Intertextuality between T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” And Mahmoud Darwish’s “The Land’s Poem” (Published)

This paper aims at investigating the intertextuality between T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and Mahmoud Darwish’s “The Land’s Poem”. The previous literature in the field yields a lack of employing the focal term in this article, intertextuality, in comparing the impact of Eliot on Darwish. Moreover, the earlier attempts have focused on other poems by the two writers. Besides, this article is limited to the employment of allusion as a type of intertextuality. It is found out that Darwish has been successful in employing intertextual allusions from Eliot’s Land into his Land retaining his own theme and style in his prosperous poem. The most highlighted intertextual allusions in Eliot’s impact on Darwish are the cultural, religious, and the literary, and all observe the contextual differences.

Citation: Tafla Omar Al-sowail, Wiam Obaid Ghasan, and Rasha Saeed Badurais (2022) Intertextuality between T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” And Mahmoud Darwish’s “The Land’s Poem”, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol.10, No.1, pp.31-41

Keywords: Darwish, Eliot, Intertextuality, “The Land's Poem”, “The Waste Land”

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Poem about Prufrock’s Movements toward Poetic Maturity and Creativity (Published)

This paper represents a new approach to studying T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” It is an attempt to explore the poem’s theme by establishing connections among its parts, as well as by identifying similarities between Prufrock and the other characters mentioned in the poem. The poem features a lot of familiar social activities, with lines and phrases that are repeated and in which one can see elements of the main ideas of the poem. There is a dialectical relation between poetic creativity and everyday social activities. This study differs from previous attempts to understand it as principally a poem about loneliness and man’s modern crisis, or a poem about eroticism, by focusing on finding differences between Prufrock and the other characters in the poem. This fresh interpretation proves that the poem is concerned with Prufrock’s movements toward poetic creativity and maturity, with Eliot’s desire to be a poet being camouflaged within Prufrock’s character. The poem also tackles the problem of the insufficiency of language as a tool of expression. Yet, the end of the poem shows that Prufrock succeeds in crossing the threshold to the sea of imagination and creativity.

Keywords: Creativity, Eliot, Imagination, Ordinary, Prufrock, Readings

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Poem about Prufrock’s Movements toward Poetic Maturity and Creativity (Published)

This paper represents a new approach to studying T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” It is an attempt to explore the poem’s theme by establishing connections among its parts, as well as by identifying similarities between Prufrock and the other characters mentioned in the poem. The poem features a lot of familiar social activities, with lines and phrases that are repeated and in which one can see elements of the main ideas of the poem. There is a dialectical relation between poetic creativity and everyday social activities. This study differs from previous attempts to understand it as principally a poem about loneliness and man’s modern crisis, or a poem about eroticism, by focusing on finding differences between Prufrock and the other characters in the poem. This fresh interpretation proves that the poem is concerned with Prufrock’s movements toward poetic creativity and maturity, with Eliot’s desire to be a poet being camouflaged within Prufrock’s character. The poem also tackles the problem of the insufficiency of language as a tool of expression. Yet, the end of the poem shows that Prufrock succeeds in crossing the threshold to the sea of imagination and creativity.

Keywords: Creativity, Eliot, Imagination, Ordinary, Prufrock, Readings