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A Comparative Study of Taking Pride in One’s Own Poetry: Hafez and Shakespeare

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Pride is discredited in all cultures, but pride in poetic talent is praiseworthy in all areas. In poetry, the geniuses of all eras have enjoyed their poetry and have paid attention to and have taken great pride in their own poetry. Hafiz boasts of his poetry and is so sure of his poetry that he knows that so long as people reside on earth, the world will read and receive his poetry. The same parallel is found in Shakespeare's poetry so much so that Shakespeare is sure that his poem will be read so long as people can breathe and see. This belief in the immortality of poetry and its effects in the two poets are followed in this article. The dimensions of this issue and the reasons for the discourse of poetry and sonnet are explained in detail. The conclusion is that the two poets are proud of beautiful form and musicality of their poetry which will spread through the world. This is endorsed through the untranslatability of the poems of the two poets ’poetry. The methodology of this paper is based on the descriptive-analytical approach of the American comparative Literature School. The focus of this study is to compare pride in the poetry of Hafez and Shakespeare.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 82)
R. Roozbeh, "A Comparative Study of Taking Pride in One’s Own Poetry: Hafez and Shakespeare", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 82, pp. 24-31, 2018
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June 2018

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