*Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan, **Iqra Aziz


Since ages, pain and suffering are considered as negative sensations that are unwanted, inconvenient and undesirable. So far, little attention at scholarly level has been paid to take into account the revaluation of pain and suffering which may awaken delight and metaphysical consolation. By focusing on the poetic works of Thomas Wyatt and Mirza Ghalib, this study aims to analyze the theme of pain and suffering that characterizes these authors as tragic poets. By doing thematic analysis, the immediate purpose of the researchers is to explore ‘Tragic Euphoria’ that rediscovers the affirmative value of pain and suffering. Albeit, the said thematic study of pain and suffering has been carried out by using insights from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche’s ideology of tragic wisdom. This allows the researchers to demonstrate that in the poetry of Wyatt and Ghalib, the tragic reality of Dionysian truth of eternal primal pain unveils the apollonian semblance of pain-free life. It highlights the higher tragic delight attained in talent for suffering and the wisdom of suffering. To conclude, it is suggested that the tragic verses of Wyatt and Ghalib are based on tragic euphoria that affirm the tragic reality of pain and suffering in the eternal circulation of human existence.


How to Cite
*Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan, **Iqra Aziz. (2022). TRAGIC EUPHORIA IN THOMAS WYATT’S AND MIRZA GHALIB’S POETRY. Harf-O-Sukhan, 6(2), 301-310. Retrieved from