Concept of Classicism in Shah Latif


The topic of this article deals with the concept of classicism in the poetry of Shah Latif. The definition of classicism in Literature is its universal appeal without any bounds of time and space. Such literature is relevant in all ages and at all times. Human emotions of joy and sorrow, of love and hate are uniform everywhere and when a poet expresses these emotions in a way that has an appeal for people without any discrimination, the expression becomes universal. In the different Surs or chapters composed according to musical notations the poet has dealt with different aspects of human relationship from the pangs of separation, desire to unite with the beloved and the contentment after union the poet has used several aspirations of a person in love. The beautiful diction of the poet and the power of his imagination has helped him create verbal images of these emotions.