Love of Nature and Women in John Masefield's "Beauty” and Goran’s “Women and Beauty"

A Comparative Study


  • Mariwan Hasan University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Saman Mohammed University of Human Development, Sulaymaniah, Iraq



love: nature: women: comparative literature; influence


This research is a comparative study entitled Love of Nature and Women in John Masefield’s “Beauty” and Goran’s “Women and Beauty.” Textual and analytical approaches are used to analyze the poems to highlight the differences and similarities between the two poems. The analysis compares and contrasts both poems by each topic of discussion, including the theme and the rhyme pattern. This paper finds that although both Masefield and Goran come from different cultures and periods, the earlier from the romantic era while the latter is a modern poet, their poems agree in expressing the beauty of nature. However, the poems then state that the beauty of nature is nothing compared to the beauty of their beloved ones. The analysis also explores the different portrayals of nature that the poets depict and the rhyme pattern they prefer. This study then shows that the same issue can always come from works from a very different time and culture.


Download data is not yet available.


Abdulla Goran (1904 – 1962) – kurdish Academy. (n.d.). Retrieved September 29, 2021, from

Abdulla Goran (Kurdistan) lyrics + English translation. (n.d.). Retrieved July 16, 2021, from

Ahmed, P. A. (2008). Goran’s Poetic Style. Kudology Center.

Awareness. (2021). Goran: The poet of beauty and nature. Katnews.

Karim, B. H. H. (2021). A study of the comparative elements of nature and beauty in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Abdullah Goran Barzan. Technium Social Sciences Journal, 15(January), 47–54.

Mahmud, F. (2007). Nature in Goran’s poems. Sardem Publishing house.

Masefield, J. (1903). Ballads. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, W.

Muhiadeen, G. (1997). Goran and Herrick a comparative study between two poems “to the daffodils” and “to the convolvulus". Journal of Kirkuk University Humanity Studies, 4(2), 34–42.

Murad, I. A. (2019). Literary indebtedness: Selected English and Kurdish texts. Journal of Garmian University, 6(5th Conferance of Human sciences), 996–1008.

Rutherford, A. (2013). Lord Byron: The Critical heritage (A. Rutherford (Ed.)). Routledge.

Saed, M. (2003). Sensual nationality and national spirit in Goran’s dialect poetry. Journal of University of Sulaimani, 4(3), 134–152.




How to Cite

Hasan, M., & Mohammed , S. . (2021). Love of Nature and Women in John Masefield’s "Beauty” and Goran’s “Women and Beauty": A Comparative Study. NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language Teaching, 12(2), 188–198.