FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY QASIDAS Thoughts on the Development of Classical Arabic Poetry The difference between the formal ode (qasida) and the occasional piece of poetry seems to have been already fairly well established in Pre-Islamic Arabic poetry. Despite the complex nature of the problem created in the main by the orality of transmission, if not, in some cases, of composition, and despite the fact that in many in- stances we cannot be absolutely sure that what has come down to us as a qi¡<a was not originally a part of a qasida, it can be said, with all due caution of course, that solistically there is a discernible difference between these two types of poetic composition. Apart from its ob- vious freedom from the relative external structural rigour of the qa;rida, the occasional poem is generally marked by the simplicity of its language. Indeed there must be a necessary correlation be- tween the formality and ritual-like quality of the qa jida and the pomp and grandeur of its language, the recondite and hieratic nature of its diction. Imru' al-Qays' elegies on his father 01 ancestors 1 are composed in a language considerably simpler than that of his
Journal of Arabic Literature – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1980
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera