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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44403

Global Aestheticism: A Thematic Study of Selected Comprehensive Verse in the 1990s

Mahdi Hussein Shuhaib


The form of selected poetic works from the 1990s is analysed from a formalist perspective in order to examine the thematic power of contemporary verse writing and the priorities in considering social issues. The analysis included two pairs of poems, each written in the same periodical atmosphere. A Unicorn Called Ariel's language is nationalistic because of a social truth about the queen. Deaths in Orissa depicts grief and agony. The Strand plays a crucial role in the findings of this paper due to its unique short form and peerless variety of interpretations. The Dragon imitates exile and dictatorship and is full of allusions and terminology, which also resembles an example of a successful literary translation. Under the new postmodern ideologies, literature did not lose its ability to mesmerize readers by associating discourse analysis with factual reality


Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayyati, contemporary poetry, figures of speech, Mahapatra, Ted Hughes.

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