|Alternative Abstract||Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in studying the spatial structure in literature in general, and in poetry, in particular. The said tendency has been demonstrated by many researchers and critics in their different endeavors by virtue of the development of modern criticism, plurality of its methods , maturity of its visions, and the role of those structures in shaping the interpretation and connotations of those texts. This study aims to reveal and highlight the aesthetics of the place in Tamim Al Barghouti’s poetry. In fact, what makes this study quite unique in terms of its modernity is its tackling of spatial formation and appearance including all its dimensions , connotations, and level in Al Barghouthi’s classical poetry as a means of unveiling cultural ideas and concepts hidden in the aforementioned texts.
My perception about the theme and motives of the topic urged me to look for the appropriate approach based on the signs embedded in the title. I found that the best approach to address the topic of this research is the historical approach as it allows me to trace the poetic phenomenon and observe the critical position through different historical and timeline tracks I have also used other concepts which do not fall under any other specific approach such as description, analysis, history. In some cases , I opted to use interpretation and reading, all of which are sometimes found in many methodologies and approaches.
The research comprises four chapters; two of them address the theoretical side, whereas the others tackle the practical aspects. In chapter one, I discus the originality and the philosophy of the place; in the second the appearance of the space in terms of its types, connotation, dimensions and levels. The third and the fourth chapters include the practical approach where chapter three observes the appearance of spatial connotations and dimensions, and chapter four addresses the level and rhetoric of the place in Al Barghouti’s poetry.