World Literature Paper

1944 Words Apr 1st, 2012 8 Pages
The theme “home” incorporates many different meanings that can be either a place, person, item, or subject of memory in which impacts a particular individual’s experience. These different meanings were distinctly embellished in the art of poetry to express the significant value of “home.” The conditions that each poet faced during exile or crisis from the Middle East, Asia, and other countries were illustrated through verse in similar techniques and purpose. The ideas encompassed through each verse conveys deep struggle of lost, regain, and hope for their home. Even though the poets had nothing but “memories and the language, the portable world I [they] could carry” (Nafisi). Their loyalty to their home brought out strength, will, insight …show more content…
The feelings of relief and separation of the outside world given by home is what makes it personal to each individual. In A Child who Returned from There Told Us by Dilawar Karadaghi, the setting was taking place after the genocide massacre in Iraq during the 1990s, leaving “nothing but darkness” (Karadaghi 38). The poet underlines the mourning of a child being stripped of his home through meaningful use of diction. Karadaghi describes what home is perceived through a naïve, innocent child’s perspective of the tragic event. When the children came back to their once-called home, their reaction to the scenery was: “we saw nothing but the desert./We heard nothing but our own heartbeats/ as we were dying” (Karadaghi 38). The home held significant value to the children. The home that a memory of childhood was built on, the place where they relied on for security, and that it belongs to them was shattered and vanished. Karadaghi envisioned a home to be a place in which could be protected from harm; however the reference to a return to a dark land was understood as gone forever. In addition, Xuan Quynh emphasizes similar aspects of home to Karadaghi. In The Blue Flower, Quynh felt that that “life is not yet marred by sudden separation./ The whole of the trampled field is blue with flowers./Their fragrance fills the world” (Quynh 21). Quynh depicts home as to be where pleasant memories could reside. The narrator in The Blue Flower faced a

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