Paper Information

Journal:   NATIONAL STUDIES   2006 , Volume 7 , Number 2 (26); Page(s) 109 To 126.
 
Paper: 

MYTHOLOGY IN THE POETRY OF MODERNIST POETS

 
 
Author(s):  HAKEMI VALA E., MANSOURIAN SORKHGARIEH H.*
 
* OF THE ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF QAEMSHAHR
 
Abstract: 

The importance of mythology in the formation and evolution of human knowledge is quite well-known to all human beings in different communities. This knowledge in turn makes it essential to restudy it on the wake of modem technological discoveries and inventions. Mythological stories present themselves in two very different forms of "mythologizing" and "myth narration" in modem poetry. Some abler modernist poets used both forms of mythology in their poetry in order to preserve their ancient art and culture. The author is of the belief that though modernist poets are more inclined to myth narration rather than mythologizing, there are some poets who have made artistic mythic poems which requires due attention and praise. This form of poetry is not practiced by a certain or special group of people with a particular political bias. This poetry mainly targets a change and its main goal is breaking free from all the traditional ties which are imposed upon a society because of the current conditions. Despite this, one can safely say that a modem poets approach toward mythological concepts is idealistic and has a socio-political approach. And the fact that such mythological entities as gods, Amshaspandans, heroes and heroines and also evil forces may have variant amount of presence in modernist poets poetry can be either traced to the poets personal tastes and interests or the kind of look they have toward mythology. The modernists, however, are aware of the importance of mythological concepts which are mainly products of the human psyche and try their best to help prevent the extinction of this priceless inheritance.

 
Keyword(s): MYTH, MODERNISTS, MYTHOLOGIZING, MYTH NARRATION
 
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