Author(s): Servet KARÇI?A
Ahmet Hamdi Tanp?nar is a versatilepersonwhoproducedvarioustypes of workincludingarticles, essays, history of literature, monographs, novelsandstories in thefield of literature. One of theaspectsthatmakes Tanp?nar special is being a poet. He is verysensitiveandselective in thesubject of poetry. Thewaytounderstandhimaccurately, whoseespoetry as a work of silence ratherthantellinganddepictsthesilentworkswithin his storiesandnovels, requiresknowingandunderstanding of his poetriesfilledwiththemes, imagesandmotifs, all of whichmorerobustlyreflect his temperment. One of thecommonmotifsused in theauthor’sworks is thresholdandthresholdconcept. The motif of threshold is separatedfromothermotifsbased on a specificcharacteristic. Thischaracteristic is the motif of thresholdbeing a sourceforothermotifstheauthoruses. Inthisstudy, how thethresholdconcept is discussedwithinTanp?nar’spoetries as well as clues of how theconceptholds a place in his temperamentimpacts his othergenrestipswill be revealedbydepartingfromthresholdconcept.