Research Scholar (Ph.D.)
Markaz i Noor, Centre for Shaikh ul Aalam Studies
University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, J&K. India
Symbolism is the technique of describing objects and imbuing them with new meanings. Symbolism in poetry adds to the effect of the universal language and provides multiple levels of meaning for interpretation by readers. The present paper deals with the symbolic techniques used in Kashmiri Sufi poetry by the prominent Sufi poets such as Shamas Faqir and Wahab Khar. The paper aims at analyzing and interpreting the similes and the metaphors put to use by the aforementioned poets that would bring forth the intense appeal of Kashmiri Sufi poetry on the surface for further analysis.