جۆری توێژینه‌وه‌: Original Article

نوسه‌ر

English Department, College of Education, University of Garmian, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

پوخته‌

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by the famous modern poet T. S. Eliot is one
of the masterpieces not only of the poet himself but also of the modern English poetry
at large; it, therefore, is widely read and influenced a large number of poets and
writers in different parts of the world.
The Kurdish poet Sherko Bekas is one of the outstanding Kurdish men of letters who
played a vital role in the development of the Kurdish poetry from its classical and
romantic phases into a modern type that divorced the traditional forms of poetry in
favour of a poetry that responds to the demands of his people and literature in the last
century until the present time. He was a good follower of the world literature and
poetry especially the Arabic, Spanish, and English poetry. This led him inevitably to
become familiar with the poetry of world writers who influenced him greatly to an
extent that he either addressed them directly or borrowed their ideas to compose
poems.
In this context, he penned a poem entitled "An Autumn Letter" at the footnote of
which he wrote that its idea is taken from a poem by T. S. Eliot. This study therefore,
tries to compare and contrast this poem to its mirror idea, Eliot's "The Love Song of
J. Alfred Prufrock" in order to show the extent of the latter's influence upon the
former poem.

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