Stylistic Analysis of Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s Poem “You are chained”

  • Muhammad Ramzan MPhil in English, Qurtuba University DI Khan
  • Dr. Abdul Karim Khan Assistant Professor, University of Science and Technology Bannu
  • Dr. Ihsan Ullah Khan Assistant Professor, University of Science and Technology Bannu
Keywords: Foregrounding, Pakistani Literature, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Stylistics, the Poem

Abstract

This paper aims at analyzing Shadad Zeest Hashmi’s poem ‘You are chained’ with a special focus on the foreground. The tools of foregrounding i.e. parallelism and deviation are surfaced that attract the attention of the reader for hidden messages related to the socio-political scenario of Pakistan, Kashmir, and India. Thus the miserable plight of the Kashmiris is encompassed through stylistic devices which are peculiar to Hashmi’s poetry. Foregrounding is the tool through which one can analyze a piece of literature having so many deviations and code-switching. The main aim of the study is to bring to the fore the local poets writing in English. The research is based on this intention to strike the attention of new researchers to criticize as well as to appreciate our local poets for their encouragement. On the other hand, research on Pakistani literature in English is an emerging area of investigation that is why, it is hoped, that this paper will prove to be an encouraging step ahead for future scholars.

Published
2021-03-11
How to Cite
Muhammad Ramzan, Dr. Abdul Karim Khan, & Dr. Ihsan Ullah Khan. (2021). Stylistic Analysis of Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s Poem “You are chained”. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review (RJSSER), 2(1), 280-285. https://doi.org/10.36902/rjsser-vol2-iss1-2021(280-285)