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Arab modernism : a study of Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb and the free verse movement -

Show simple item record Fakhreddine, Mohammad Jawdat, 2017-12-11T16:30:53Z 2017-12-11T16:30:53Z 2017 2017
dc.identifier.other b19141877
dc.description Thesis. M.A. American University of Beirut. Department of English, 2017. T:6553
dc.description Advisor : Dr. Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, Associate Professor , English ; Committee members : Dr. Bilal Orfali, Associate Professor, Arabic and Near Eastern Languages ; Dr. James Hodapp, Assistant Professor, English.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 82-90)
dc.description.abstract My thesis examines the technical and stylistic aspects of the works of Iraqi poet Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb (1926-1964), focusing on his pioneering use of meter, metaphor, and poetic structure, how he drew on precursory innovations in the use of meter and metaphor in the classical Arabic poetic tradition, and how he employed his grasp of classical prosody and rhetoric to present a new and distinct poetic voice. Most contemporary studies on twentieth century Arabic poetry focus on its thematic value (content) rather than its technical innovations (form). I argue that innovations in the form of modern Arabic poetry are a powerful means of expression and through them content is elucidated and displayed. Form is itself content. Moreover, in addition to comparing al-Sayyāb’s works with that of his Arab predecessors, my study will also compare them to the poetry of his Western counterparts, particularly T.S. Eliot, in addition to evaluating his works in relation to world literature.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 90 leaves)
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification T:006553
dc.subject.lcsh Sayyāb, Badr Shākir, 1926-1964.
dc.subject.lcsh Arabic poetry -- Iraq -- 20th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Arabic language -- Versification.
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Literature) -- Iraq.
dc.subject.lcsh Free verse.
dc.subject.lcsh Metaphor in literature.
dc.subject.lcsh Literature.
dc.title Arab modernism : a study of Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb and the free verse movement -
dc.title.alternative A study of Badr Shākir al-Sayyāb and the free verse movement
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
dc.contributor.department Department of English,
dc.subject.classificationsource AUBNO
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut.

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