Assistant Lecturer Mushtaq A. Jameel, College of Arts/ Dept. of Translation, participated at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan/ Dept. of English (The 6th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Translation). The conference took place on 26th – 27th October 2016. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the exploration of a broad range of themes in linguistics, literature, and translation. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research outcomes in these fields.
The participant presented his paper entitled `Lexical Choices of Optimism and Pessimism in Assyab`s Song` which shed light on two concepts, namely optimism and pessimism .The etymologies,definitions,types and factors causing them are illustrated.Then a brief introduction concerning the poem under study followed by the analysis of the whole poem is given.