Analysis of Flameless Candles

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Poet Background information

Poet Background information

Ahmed Rafiq Almhadoui (1898-1961) was a Libyan poet. When he was 13 years of age he immigrated to Egypt and studied there. At the time imperialism was very common; Libya was colonized by Italy. Similarly the act of nationalism began all over the world, and countries began gaining their independence. The stage was set for Rafiq and many others to help Libya gain their independent. When he returned from Egypt he worked as a secretary in the Benghazi council. It wasn’t long till he was exiled due to his ambitious goal of freeing Libya. He then fled to turkey; ten years later he returned and contributed greatly in the national government that gained Libya their independence (24 December 1952). Rafiq was very famous in the Arab world he was known as the “leader of poetry renovation”. He acknowledged his poetry with his causes; the troubles Libya were facing as a colony. Expressing his patriotic feeling, and making the voices of the ordinary people who hated the neo-colonist forces heard, he has become the people’s hero. His poetry was modern; it didn’t include the conservative style of rhyming,

Imitation Poem
Imitation Poem

What can rain do to barren land
Only the thorns of these cursed cactus Spreading over the land I wish these blindfolded eyes could desire to see the light of day I wish these blindfolded eyes could cry
Could sing
Could suffer
I wish it could remove the mask
Who could open the door

IMITATION
What can boys do to young girls
Only the homework of these cool couple is keeping them together. I wish these cool couples could live to see the beauty of heaven I wish these cool couple could cooperate
Could love
Could pray
I wish they could live for eternity.
Who could stop these lovers

Vocabulary

What can rain do to barren land
Only the thorns of these cursed cactus Spreading over the land I wish these blindfolded eyes could desire to see the light of day I wish these blindfolded eyes could cry
Could sing
Could suffer
I wish it could remove the mask
Who could open the door
That leads to the fertile land
O ...canary
Who could protect us from the vanity of false desires And from the agony of barrenness
Before the rust overwhelms our soul
Who could rekindle the flames of passion Within ourselves and bring forth the melody Definition of rekindle: Revive, to relight Of the coming spring before I thought it mean the opposite (shut down). But now it made And close the doors more sense to me, flame and passion are connected, he wants to revive their passion Against this barbaric wind Definition of Barbaric:- without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive 0 generations of flameless Savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal. . And thirsty candles Before I knew the meaning of barbaric I assumed it meant something Who will rekindle the flames bad. However after I looked it up I confirmed it. Of passion within

Before this rust overwhelms souls.
Sound Devices
Sound Devices

What can rain do to barren land
Only the thorns of these cursed cactus Spreading over the land I wish these blindfolded eyes could desire to see the light of day I wish these blindfolded eyes could cry

Could sing
Could suffer
I wish it could remove the mask
Who could open the door
That leads to the fertile land
O ... canary
Who could protect us from the vanity of false desires And from the agony of barrenness...
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