Volume 7, Issue 2, Autumn 2007, Page 3-337


The Semantic ImplicationsOf Or in English and its Equivalent in Arabic

Ahmed Muhammad Mahdi

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3-10

This paper is intended to shed some light on one aspect of language, i.e., meaning. Among the major coordinators in both English and Arabic, or and أو have been selected for investigation. The coordinators offer a fertile ground for a paper of a small size which falls into four parts. The first one gives a description of the semantic implications of or while the second is concerned with those of أو. The third part is reserved for the similarities and differences between the implications of the two coordinators. The findings of the paper are summed up in the last part.

The Confessional Aspectin Sylvia Plath's Late Poetry

Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense, 2007, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 11-19

Severed from her own racial/cultural roots by the alien presence in the West, she was German-American, Sylvia Plath was searching desperately to find those roots and finally she gave up in despair. Together with the awesome forces flowing through and around her life like her father's death, the infidelity of her husband and her bad health, she made of her poetry a naked confession dealing with themes of blockage showing her inability to get where she wants to go, except through death. Her works never discussed outside the context of her life for her poems were intensely personal and tied up to redeem her meaningless life through art. In fact, the confessional aspect of her poetry made her a martyr to the recurrent psychodrama that staged itself within her tragically wounded personality.