Home in the Poetry of Saudi Arabia Poets: Abdus-Salam Hafeth an Example of a Distinguished Arab (7)





Abdus-Salam Hashem Hafeth, Al Madinah Al Monawarah, Arabic literature, Arabic poetry, home in poetry, homeland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nostalgia, Saudi poetry


A poet's ‘homeland’ is the place he associates with his humanity, such as his aspirations, pain, and incantation. The focus of this study is on the Saudi poet, Abdus-Salam Hashem Hafeth, and the concept of home as he depicts it in his poem 'Nostalgia, Oh My Home'. The paper consistently makes an effort to illuminate some literary traits of current Saudi poetry, the theme of national affection, and its connection to classical Arabic. This investigation aims to elucidate some literary facets of contemporary poetry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The issue of ‘homeland’ is given particular attention in the study as a sign of the route that contemporary Saudi poetry is taking. There is a case to be made that Saudi poetry is currently flourishing among Arab writers, critics, and poets. The researcher wants to emphasize the poet's knowledge while also emphasizing his dedication to his vast country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by using the poet's wonderful city of Al-Madinah Al Monawarah as a symbol. The researcher, on the other hand, makes an attempt to look at how the poet utilizes the Arabic language in his poem. This study uses the critical-analytical method in assessing Hafeth's poem, 'Nostalgia, Oh My Home,' concentrating on the image of homeland as its major theme as well as the aptitude of the poet in masterfully employing the Arabic language. The result of the study shows the importance of the concept of homeland in the poetry of Saudi Arabia and the greatness of the Arabic poetic language as a beacon of illumination. By employing the poet's lovely city – Al-Madinah - as a metaphor for his love of his infinite homeland, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he also hopes to demonstrate the poet's brilliance and ingenuity. After a brief introduction, the study turns to an outline of Saudi poetry and then a concise introduction of the poet Abdus-Salam Hafeth. The study then applies a critical-analytical method to analyze a few lyrical lines from the poem ‘Nostalgia, Oh My Home’, placing a focus on the idea of home as its main theme. The study's succinct conclusion is followed by a few recommendations.


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Author Biography

Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahami, Al Baha University

Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahāmi is an Associate Professor of English Literature, Criticism and Language, working in the English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts, Al Baha University, KSA since 2010. He obtained his Ph. D. in English Literature from Jamia Millia - New Delhi in 2004. He is a Board Member of the English Department, Al Baha University. He is the Editorial Board Director of Al-Baha University Scientific Journal for Humanities. Dahāmi has been the Head of English Department and a Board Member of Faculty of Science and Arts. In addition, he has been the Dean of Faculty of Languages and Human Sciences – Future University 2008 – 2010. He is a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals. He has published more than fifty papers and books… Find more on The C V.


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How to Cite

Saleh Hasan Dahami, Y. (2023). Home in the Poetry of Saudi Arabia Poets: Abdus-Salam Hafeth an Example of a Distinguished Arab (7). ELS Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 6(2), 278-287. https://doi.org/10.34050/elsjish.v6i2.22289