Self-realization and Spiritual Flights in the Poetry of Wordsworth and Bullah Shah: A Comparative Intertextual Study


  • Sonia Adnan M.Phil English, University of Sargodha. Author
  • Tariq Usman Assistant Professor of English, University of Mianwali. Author


Self-Realization, Spirituality, Transcendence, Intertextuality, Bullah Shah’s Spiritual Journey, William Wordsworth, Sublime Experiences


The present study is a comparative study of Bullah Shah’s poetry and that of William Wordsworth. This study further attempts to establish intertextuality between the verses of the selected poets on the grounds of Self-realization, transcendence, spirituality, nature, humanity and love for God. Moreover, the study aims at finding out the degree of intertextual deviation and identity in the verse of Wordsworth from the verse of Bullah Shah. “Self-realization” is to experience the truth of inner soul in which Wordsworth and Bullah Shah infuse their poetry. The quest to know ‘Self’ is a both psychological and spiritual phenomenon which is interpreted by many writers and poets but in this regard Wordsworth and Bullah Shah stand supreme because of their mystic vision and elevated thoughts. The poetry of both of the poets is selected to analyze the interrelated concept of ‘Self-realization’ which ultimately leads them to love for God and Man. The study further investigates every dimension of spirituality which is common in the poetry of the selected two poets. Finally, it detects the intertextual deviation on the selected theme in the poetry of the selected poets who belong to different ages, continents and cultures.


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Self-realization and Spiritual Flights in the Poetry of Wordsworth and Bullah Shah: A Comparative Intertextual Study. (2024). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 5(1), 42-51.

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