DOING THINGS WITH ODES: A POET'S PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE: IBN DARRĀJ AL-QASTALLĪ'S HĀ'IYYAH TO AL-MANSŪR AND RĀIYYAH TO AL-MUNDHIR

DOING THINGS WITH ODES: A POET'S PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE: IBN DARRĀJ AL-QASTALLĪ'S HĀ'IYYAH TO... DOING THINGS WITH ODES: A POETÕS PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE: IBN DARR¤J AL - QASÞALLÁÕS H¤¾IYYAH TO AL - MANÑàR AND R¤¾IYYAH TO AL - MUNDHIR MAJD YASER AL - MALLAH Grand Valley State University Abstract This article analyzes two of Ibn Darr¨j al-QasßallÂÕs famous odes presented to al- Man×âr b. Ab ®¤mir (d. 392/1002) and Mundhir b. Ya½y¨ (d. 412/1022). Applying speech act theory reveals that these odes perform the illocutionary act, to use speech act terminology, of obligating the patron to reward the poet as a symbol of estab- lishing a mutual relationship that is based on the poetÕs pledge of allegiance and the patronÕs acknowledgment of obligation toward the poet. The analysis focuses on what the panegyric ode does and what e ff ect it has on the poet and patron within a proper context in the community. The paper uses speech act theory as a general framework for the ritual of gift exchange, which consists of giving (the poem as a gift), receiving (the poem by the patron), and repaying (the poet). This ritual estab- lishes speci Ž c obligations between poet and patron that allow the panegyric ode to accomplish speci Ž c objectives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Arabic Literature Brill

DOING THINGS WITH ODES: A POET'S PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE: IBN DARRĀJ AL-QASTALLĪ'S HĀ'IYYAH TO AL-MANSŪR AND RĀIYYAH TO AL-MUNDHIR

Journal of Arabic Literature, Volume 34 (1-2): 45 – Jan 1, 2003

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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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DOING THINGS WITH ODES: A POETÕS PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE: IBN DARR¤J AL - QASÞALLÁÕS H¤¾IYYAH TO AL - MANÑàR AND R¤¾IYYAH TO AL - MUNDHIR MAJD YASER AL - MALLAH Grand Valley State University Abstract This article analyzes two of Ibn Darr¨j al-QasßallÂÕs famous odes presented to al- Man×âr b. Ab ®¤mir (d. 392/1002) and Mundhir b. Ya½y¨ (d. 412/1022). Applying speech act theory reveals that these odes perform the illocutionary act, to use speech act terminology, of obligating the patron to reward the poet as a symbol of estab- lishing a mutual relationship that is based on the poetÕs pledge of allegiance and the patronÕs acknowledgment of obligation toward the poet. The analysis focuses on what the panegyric ode does and what e ff ect it has on the poet and patron within a proper context in the community. The paper uses speech act theory as a general framework for the ritual of gift exchange, which consists of giving (the poem as a gift), receiving (the poem by the patron), and repaying (the poet). This ritual estab- lishes speci Ž c obligations between poet and patron that allow the panegyric ode to accomplish speci Ž c objectives.

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