The Depiction of Metaphorical Aspects in the Selected Literary Work by the American Dramatist Eugene O’neill
Haider Ibrahim1, Abdullah Mohd Nawi2, Ansam Ali3

1Haider Ibrahim, studying English literature under the supervision of Dr.Abdullah Mohd Nawi and Dr.Ansam Ali felfil. Both supervisors are Ph.D. holders of English language and literature.
2Abdullah Mohd Nawi, Assistant Dean (External and Global Engagement) at the faculty of the social Science and Humanities.
3Ansam Ali, B.A. in English from Iraq/ University of Thi-Qar / College of Education for Humanities / Department of English in 1999.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 568-571 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6714068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper is to present the metaphorical aspects of Eugene O’Neill‘s selected plays. Revising the dramatic and literary life of the father of American drama .The main objective of this study to find out some tragic, metaphorical aspect in the plays such as Desire under the Elm; The strange interlude and the long day’s journey into night and The Hairy Ape. The analysis is the narrative analysis, as well as the data analysis is the documentary analysis. The tool is in interpretive in data analysis. In data collection. The tool is the secondary data, the researchers look to the metaphorical expressions and their effects. In short, the main aim is to find metaphorical expression in the plays of Eugene ONeill selected plays. The analysis is qualitative as well as to conduct the narrative technique because the study is dealt with stories, actions, and character to narrate their events.
Keyword: American drama, Eugene O’Neill, Family relationship, Psychology, Tragedy. Metaphor.
Scope of the Article: Patterns and Frameworks.