The poem, The Arsa demonstrates Heine’s romantic side more than the other poets we have read. In the translation by Ernst Feise it is easier to understand the power of love that Heine expresses within the poem. Daily went the Sultan’s beauteous daughter walking for her pleasure in the evening at the fountain where the splashing waters whiten (Heine 789). This is the beginning of the main character, Mohamet begins to fall in love with the beautiful young girl. However, he becomes pale as his love increase for the young lady which may seem quite unusual for the readers because love tends to uplift and brighten a person’s spirit. When the princess finally steps up to greet Mohamet he explains that he is an Arsa and they die when they fall in love. This analogy one can infer that Heine is saying that when one is in love he or she loses their self or a part of them dies. Heine demonstrates how powerful love can be in one’s life.
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...t the words he once spoke have now traveled back to him to remind him that he was in the wrong. It is a long time since we saw the night filled with flares (Ghalib 829). Ghalib expresses that it has been a while since they have had a fight. Whereas, in the next stanza he discusses how he longs to see and love her once more. Again the old enemies, heart and eye come together pining for chance to see her, to brood upon her (Ghalib 829). It seems as although Ghalib and his lover had issues as many relationships do his heart still belongs to his lover. In the long stanza Ghalib proclaims that he will forever love his companion and no one will ever take her place. Again the heart yearns for free days and nights, as before, to think of nothing and no one but her (Ghalib 829). Overall, Ghalib’s short poem has a lot of quality that expresses his passion for a previous lover.
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