THEMATIC SIMILARITIES BETWEEN IQBAL AND HIS CONTEMPORARY POETS
Iqbal was a great poet of modern Urdu poetry and his contemporary poets directly accepted his influence. Iqbal's poems were published in Sir Abdul Qadir's magazine "Makhzn", so he gained fame very quickly. His contemporary poets started imitating his themes and styles when he became famous. In the beginning, Iqbal made the phenomena of nature the subject of his poems. His contemporary poets have also presented the beauty of nature in their poetry. Soon Iqbal changed his direction of thought and awakened the consciousness of the nation. When Iqbal started patriotic, national, and reformist poetry, themes of national nature flourished in his contemporaries' poems. The poetry of Iqbal's era is intellectually homogenous and common. The main reason is that Iqbal and his contemporaries share many revolutionary ideas and national thoughts. In the poems of Iqbal and his contemporaries, dreams are found for the country's bright future. In their poetry, the description of the homeland, India's greatness, and the scenes of nature are reflected. Iqbal and his contemporary poets have made naturalism, nostalgia, patriotism, and children's literature the same subject. They have the same reform, moral, political, and social consciousness. Iqbal and his contemporary poets were patriotic. They revealed the hidden secrets of the universe and nature. In the poetry of Iqbal and his contemporary poets, the element of message and preaching is prominent. There is a lot of similarity in their imagination and thoughts.
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