Analyzing the Social Contents in Helmy Salem's Poetry


  • Youssef Taheri Department of Arabic Language - College of Arts - Lorestan University - Iran
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Nadhari Department of Arabic Language - College of Arts - Lorestan University - Iran
  • Associate Professor Dr. Ali Nouri Department of Persian Language - College of Arts - Lorestan University - Iran



Modern Arabic Poetry, social poetry, My dream is Salem, technical repetition


In the current era, especially the second half of the twentieth century, in line with the various social developments, many changes have occurred in Arabic poetry, moving away from romanticism and approaching the atmosphere of societies. This trend was evident in the content and structure of poetry, and accordingly, the poets' view of the environment and societies evolved. One of the most prominent poets who entered this field is Helmy Salem. He is considered a committed poet who cared about society throughout his poetic career, to the point that his poetry became a mirror reflecting fraternal thoughts and emotions. This research seeks, through relying on the descriptive analytical method, to approach the collective contents in the poetry of Helmi Salem. It is concluded from the research that the social contents of the poet are women, religion, evasion from cities, brotherhood, equality, etc. The poet's style in explaining these contents is smooth and understandable. Criticism of grammar and courage in expressing opinion are among his most prominent poetic features. The phenomenon of repetition is also a prominent artistic method.


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How to Cite

Taheri, Youssef, et al. “Analyzing the Social Contents in Helmy Salem’s Poetry”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 48, July 2021, pp. 215-30, doi:10.36317/kaj/2021/v1.i48.490.

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