Analysis of Resistance Elements in the Poetry of Tahereh Safarzadeh
Literature is the reflection of a poet's mind and feelings affected by the world around him. The poet experiences and feels the incidents and expresses them in a language so as to make the reader share those feelings with him. A great part of Persian literature is devoted to poets' resistance against attacks on national, human and cultural values. This study aims at examining Tahereh Safarzadeh's approach to resistance literature and the elements reflected in her poetry. It was concluded that resistance against foreign threats as reflected by measures such as desire for freedom, anti-colonialism, love of peace, poetry of revolution, and hope frequent her poetry. Resistance against internal enemies abounds her poetry as well, as depicted by factors like seeking justice, fighting social corruption, poverty, etc. Resistance against sensuality is also of great importance to her.