Between Mahmoud Darwish and Mohammed Al-Thubaiti a Textual Approach to “Now, in Exile” and “Consort”

Mohammad SuleimanAl-sauodi


This research aims at studying the affectivity and influence in Mahmoud Darwish’s “Now, in Exile” from the collection Almond Blossoms and Beyond and Mohammed Al-Thubaiti’s “Consort” from the collection The Sand Position. It also examines the image of the moon in both poems. Al-Thubaiti was consciously influenced by Darwish’s experience with the moon, as they both harmoniously evoked the image of the moon / full moon in their poems, even though they had different attitudes toward it. The intertextuality between them and the story of Prophet Yusuf with al-'Azeez’s wife was the point of convergence. Also the pronouns, (me and you), shift with their effect on the meaning as well as rhyme which was more prominent than any other style of rhythm in the poems. The study concludes that a relationship of similarity and convergence emerges between both poems in terms of vision and form.



Symbolic moon, intertextuality, pronoun shifts, rhyme

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