?Towards An Anodynic Concept of Death: A Comparative Study of A Selection of English & Arabic Poetry?
This study examines the phenomenon of ?Death? in a sample of English & Arabic poetry in the 16th & 17th Centuries. The poets in question present mostly a positive view of death that helps them come to terms with it by neutralizing its fears. In the sample of poems, death is viewed as a gateway to a better life in the hereafter and as a welcomed visitor that will put an end to one?s miseries in this life. In light of such view, death loses its fearful image and its destructive power.