جۆری توێژینه‌وه‌: Original Article

نوسه‌ر

Department of English, College of Education, University of Garmian

پوخته‌

       Comparative literature came into being early in the Nineteenth century when the discourse of national literatures arose to vital prominence. It shows the value and importance of encountering literature from outside one's own culture. The paper tries to trace the portrayal and significance of the theme of death in selected poems of both Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) who was one of the leading female poets of the Victorian era in English literature and Mahwee (1830-1906) who is regarded one of the most outstanding Kurdish poets from Kurdistan of Iraq.
       Accepting death as a part of life is explicitly depicted in the selected poems, especially since the two poets are Muslims and Christians and believed in the afterlife besides their dwelling on intellectual and religious pursuits, and contemplating the soul and the eternal hereafter. Thus, the study hypothesizes the existence of resembling and close thematic scenes of death showed by both poets, who nearly lived in the same century, in spite of their different religions, nations, and cultures. Also, it adopts the form of the literary theorist Ihab Hassan (1925-2015) concerning the American school for comparative literature to tackle the topic following MLA system of documentation, and it ends up with a conclusion and list of works cited.

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