Transliteration and Analysis of Mehmed Celâl's “Gazellerim” Abstract

Author : Nazmi ÖZEROL
Number of pages : 1245-1261


Mehmed Celâl is one of the leading figures of the group called "The Intermediate" consisting of 25-30 people, literary writers, poets, writers and critics, which was active in the period from 1880s to the period of Servet-i Fünûn. He has produced many works. It is evident that the poet was influenced by the classical poetry style in his first poems. Mehmed Celal was influenced by poets such as Fuzûlî, Nef'î, Sheikh Galib and Nâilî, whom he read or even memorized his poems from a young age, and adopted the line of Mualim Naci, who defended his old poetry style in terms of his poetry understanding. Mehmed Celâl fell in love with a Greek girl in Buyukada in her early youth, but could not meet her love. His love has not only turned the spirit world upside down, he has influenced all his life and has been reflected in his literary works. In the work titled “My Ghazals”, which is the subject of our study, the distressed mood of the poet, the great suffering he suffered, a deep feeling of loneliness and the destruction caused by the lack of love in the spirit world are clearly seen. Within the scope of this article, the transcription of the work, which was recorded in the electronic database of ISAM (Center for Islamic Studies) published by Mehmed Celâl in the Company-i Mürettibiye Print House in 1892, was translated and poems were examined in terms of content and shape.


Mehmed Celâl, My Ghazals, transliteration, review.


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