The Palestinian City between the Real, the Imaginary, the Static and the Changing in Hanna Abu Hanna's Poetry
Rima Abu Jaber Baransi

The image of the Place and its aesthetics is considered to be one of the common images in Arabic classical and modern poetry. This study aims to highlight the element of Place in the poetry of the Palestinian poet, Hanna Abu Hanna, with a specific focus on the Palestinian city. The reason behind the choice of this poet is that Abu Hanna's poetry represents a true experience with the Place on which he has focused on his movement from one Palestinian city to the other. In the course of reading Abu Hanna's poetry, the reader can perceive that the place is dealt with as one of the fundamental pillars of the poem. Artistically, the Place functions as a threshold to the text, a title, or a note that comes at the end of the poem or a postscript that illuminates the poem and its contents. Sometimes, the Place plays the role of a character and this is what the study tries to discover.

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