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The poetry written by the great English writer D.H. Lawrence and the eminent Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish reveals a particular focus on the role memory plays in human life. The present paper, accordingly, deals with two memory poems by these two prominent authors, 'Piano' by D. H. Lawrence and 'To My Mother' by Mahmoud Darwish. The researcher seeks to indicate how far the recollection of old memories affects the two speakers. The paper opens with a brief introduction about the position of memory studies in poetry, the origin of the term 'memory', its definition, types, as well as the difference between memory poems and other similar forms of poetry. Then, a detailed analysis of the thematic and technical aspects of the two poems is given. A careful reading of Lawrence and Darwish's poetry shows that the two poets are strongly drawn down the lane of memory. Both of them recall a perfect past and its inspiring figures, particularly the mother whose memory beautifies the ugliness of a cruel present. However, each of the two writers approaches memory and handles the consequences resulting from the process of remembrance in a distinctive manner which greatly differs from that adopted by the other.
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