The rhythmic formations and the consistency of the text of the pre-Islamic praise (Praise be to Usher ibn Abi Khazem to Usa al-Tai as a model)

Fouad Fayyad Shatayat

Adab Al-Kufa, 2018, Volume 1, Issue 36, Pages 259-292

The study examines rhythm patterns and consistency of the text of praise of Bishr Ibn Abi Kazem to Awes bin Haritha bins Al -Tai in the pre-Islamic era. It also seeks to establish external rhythms : weight, synonyms, repetition or coherence, poetic structure of sounds , and the idea that empowered and motivated the poet to praise Awes Al-Tai . The study reveals that all indicators of the points listed are part of the external rhythm of the poem. However, the internal rhythm of the poem consists of the plot or spirit that spread and add flavor to the poem, organize and develop the idea in ascending or horizontal levels within the architectural backbone of the poem: from A-Z (prelude to the end of the poem). The research has two parts: The first addresses the general concept of the external and internal rhythms. The second covers the role of rhythm and repetition in shaping the poetic experience of Bishr ibn Kazem in praising Awes Ibn Harith Al-Tai, and the aesthetics or state of art of both the internal and external rhythm.

A stylistic study in phonetics and repetition in Al-DhariyatSura


Adab Al-Kufa, 2018, Volume 1, Issue 30, Pages 217-236

Stylistics is amongst the most important linguistics issues and is itself divided into various subdivisions; this research is concerned with the issue of sound and its repetition. Sound (phoneme) is the smallest particle of a literary text, and studying it will guide us towards perceiving the meaning of the words through their sounds. Sounds are of various kinds such as loud and plosive ones, or more subtle and gentle ones, as well as the ones with a whistle-like quality, all of which have been appropriately employed in Quranic letters, words, and sentences. Repetition is the basis for the formation of an external music in the holy verses of Quran; and the length of it is related to the meaning of the verse. Findings of the research indicate a complete correlation between the lengths of the verses and loud, gentle, and whistle-like qualities of the sounds. Aside from the repetition of verses, this research covers the repetition of sounds. The present stylistics research seeks to categorize the sounds in the Sura of ADDARIAT as well as studying the repetition of letters, words, and sentences with a descriptive-analytical approach.