Language as Power: Construction of Social Reality on Riffat Abbas Poetry "A Drea..

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Abstract

The poetic approach to constructing social reality is a significant source of reflection on the lived experience of voiceless ordinary men and women. Poetic expression becomes a source of power and resistance expressed through language. Social reality expressed in poetry constructs a vision of history beyond time. The civilization al heritage of Multan dates back to the time of Rag Ved. The City's riches attracted many conquerors, subdued but never defeated. As Poet himself is the product of land and culture, Riff at Abbas's poetry expresses all the imprints that land has carved on his Cognition. His poetry represents the phenomena of continuity and preservation of cultural heritage in the face of all historical upheavals. The paper aims to analyze the social reality constructed in Riff at Abbas's poetry opting for the method of discourse analysis given by Mitchel Foucault to study the progressive trends on social attributes, societal relations, and socio-political system.

Authors

1-Rafida Nawaz
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Syed Hussain Murtaza
PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Muqarab Akbar
Professor/Chairman, Department of Political Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Power, Poetic Expression, Social Reality, Civilization, Multan

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2021(VI-IV).03


Page Nos

30-38

Volume & Issue

VI - IV

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Published: 12 2021

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