Discourse Analysis

Bulleh Shah’s and Rumi’s Poetry

  • Khalid Saifullah University of Management and Technology- Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Sufism, Sufi poetry, universal love, purification of soul, self-development, service to humanity, asceticism, union with God


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The present study aims at analyzing the discourse of Sufi poetry, a prominent genre of Sufi Literature. Sufi poets have been publicizing Sufism and their philosophy through poetry. Text and language is central to Sufi literature therefore Sufi poets use poetic language to mesmerize the hearts of people. In this study thematic discourse analysis of Sufi poetry is conducted in qualitative research paradigm whereas Post-structuralism is used as theoretical framework epistemologically. Textual data in form of poetry verses is collected purposively from online resources. The study concludes that poetry of two Sufi poets, Bulleh Shah and Rumi holds common themes of universal love, purification of soul and humility.


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How to Cite
Khalid Saifullah. (2016). Discourse Analysis. Linguistics and Literature Review, 2(1), 29-38. https://doi.org/10.32350/llr.v2i1.245