Man’s internal self-conflict is something of great interest among philosophers, playwrights, and poets. It is an everlasting and universal issue of human psychological discordances which continuously draws the poets’ attention. For this reason, the present research tends to compare self-conflict in two selected poems; “The City of My Heart” by the Kurdish poet Seid Kamily Emamy (1903-1989) and “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965). In the above-mentioned poems, the poets shed light on man’s indecision from two different perspectives, but still, there are some mutual similarities between them. The central conflicts of these poems are encapsulated in the figures of their apparent heroes.
The study consists of three sections. The first section is an introduction. Then the second section attempts to give an account of self-conflict in “The City of My Heart” by Seid Kamily Emamy. Following that, the third section explores self-conflict in “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot. Finally, there is a conclusion to the study.