DRAMATIC TECHNIQUE IN IQBAL’S POETRY: A STUDY OF, `THE DEVIL’S CABINET`
Dramatic feature of Iqbal’s didactic poetry makes it equally appealing to researchers, critics, and general readers. The Devil’s Cabinet is designed as a drama to disseminate Iqbal’s views against Imperialists’ nefarious designs. Cardullo’s model of dramatic analysis has been followed to evaluate the dramatic structure of the poem. Iqbal’s poetry in dramatic style has been proved to be more impressive and convincing. The Poem, The Devil’s Cabinet, shows almost all elements of a complete drama. Cardullo’s model, which is specified for analyzing the structure of a drama, confirms the poem’s status as a drama. It has been aptly concluded that, building and resolving conflict, a dramatic technique, has been followed in Iqbal’s ‘dialogue poems’, particularly The Devil’s Cabinet.