TEMİZ, Hülya (2012) SIGHTS AND SOUNDS IN UPON WESTMINISTER BRIDGE AND I’M LISTENING TO ISTANBUL. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Orhan Veli Kanık was a Turkish poet who is the founder of Garip Movement together with some other eminent Turkish poets. He is known for his innovative poetry with a style closer to free verse and his unique voice, and depth of emotion underlying his diction. In his momentary poems he observes the scenery and listens to the music in nature. In the same way, William Wordsworth mirrors the harmony within nature in his poetry .He was a major English romantic poet who, with some others, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. The aim of this study is to analyse Wordsworth’s “Upon Westminister Bridge” sonnet describing London and the River Thames and Orhan Veli’s “I’m Listening to İstanbul” from a stylistic point of view by the help of vivid nature images of sights and melodic examples of sounds from the poems. Thouroughout our study it will be revealed that how Eastern and Western ways of perceiving natural beauty change and how sounds and sights in two different poems picturing two imperial capitals of two different culture resemble each other.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orhan Veli Kanık, I’m Listening to İstanbul, William Wordsworth, Upon Westminister Bridge, nature images.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Fatih Ozturk
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 09:50

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