Yearning to Youth in Al-Khama'il Divan by Ilia Abu Madhi
College Of Basic Education Researches Journal,
2012, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 151-162
AbstractLonging to youth is one of the most important phenomena which man feels. This results from his ego remembering the days of youth while he is suffering from old age. The phenomenon of yearning to youth is so prominenent and is found in Al-Khama'il collections which deserves and inspires the study. The research is divided into a preface and three sections.
The preface deals with yearning to youth ling uistically and terminologically, Abu Madhi's reasons for yearning and providing a summary of his life. The sections deal with the poet's fear of youth's disappearance and resorting to wine for fear of youth end. The poet's yearning came as a result of internal and external factors because of his excessive sensitivity. He is weeping over youth before it comes to an end. He used wine as a means of pleasure. His longing to youth is increased by fear because old age, more than any other stage of life, brings man nearer to his destiny.
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