Naim Frashëri and W. B.Yeats - Mythical Symbolism of Creation

SMAJLI, Brikena (2013) Naim Frashëri and W. B.Yeats - Mythical Symbolism of Creation. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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The paper is focused on the main comparison between two modern poets W. B. Yeats and the Albanian poet, Naim Frashëri. Apparenty they have nothing in common: W. B. Yeats, a nobel prize winner his poetry of last phase is of modern view point, noted for its melody, imagery and symbolism, according to his well-known mythical system explained in A Vision. Albanian poet, Naim Frashëri, is a “National poet” in Albanian studies, he is never seen as a modern poet, but a romantic one, noted for his poetry of idyllic motives and for the love of homeland. Reading today his poetry, written in his youth time in Persian, ت خ يلات (takhayyulat) we saw that there is mythical symbolism in his poetry ک ناردري ا (Kenar derja)/next to the seaside and the imagery occur to be similar to that of W. B. Yeats in Sailing to Byzantium and Byzantium. By their point of view, Yeats as a Gnostic and Frashëri as Sufi of Bektashi order, use to write a poetry who does explain a symbolic journey, spiritual and mystical one. For Yeats it is a sailing-journey, linked with primordial symbol of water and the sea. Similar to him Naim use to feel part of the eternal sea and make a meditative journey being in harmony with the eternal sea.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 08:15
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 08:15

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