The poetry of Ibn Khafajah : a literary analysis / by Magda M. Al-Nowaihi.

Author
Al-Nowaihi, Magda M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Arabic
Published/​Created
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1993.
Description
176 p. ; 25 cm.

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This study is an attempt to identify and describe the distinctive features of the poetic style of the acclaimed medieval Andalusian poet Ibn Khafajah, who has been credited with starting a new school of poetry, in Andalus and elsewhere. It offers a close reading of his poetry, concentrating on the three basic elements of style - imagery, rhetorical devices, and structural patterns. It shows how Ibn Khafajah creatively uses the poetic tradition available to him to form new images and scenes, create multi-layered poems, and bestow different levels of unity and coherence on his poems. The study demonstrates some of the ways by which the various elements of style are combined, and interrelated, to produce original, meaningful, and highly moving poems in the Khafajian style.
Notes
Rev. version of the author's thesis, Harvard, 1987.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-174) and index.
Contents
  • I. Imagery. A. The Subject Matter of Imagery. B. The Formulation of Imagery. C. The Functions of Imagery
  • II. Rhetorical Devices. A. Background of Critical Approaches to Badi Poetry. B. Ibn Khafajah's Early Imitative Period. C. Characteristics of Ibn Khafajah's Rhetorical Style. i. Jinas. ii. Antithesis. iii. Other Rhetorical Devices. iv. Tawriya
  • III. Syntax and Structural Patterns. A. Background of Critical Approaches to the Structure of Arabic Poetry. B. Syntax. C. Linear Development. D. Non-linear Structural Devices.
ISBN
  • 9004096604 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9789004096608 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
92021985
OCLC
26255544
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