The artistic problems in 'Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Bayati's poetry : A comparative critical study
Apart from the introduction, the conclusion and
bibliography, this dissertation consists of five
chapters as follows:
Chapter One is devoted to the analysis and discussion
of the rhythmical techniques used by al-Bayati. It
discusses his tendency to prefer one specific metre to
another, and how he uses ziQafs and 'illas in order to
obtain the rhythm which fits his poem and subject. This
chapter also deals with the rhymes in al-Bayati's poetry,
their various types and functions. The discussion of
tadwrr and its techniques occupies the last part of
Chapter Two deals with al-Bayat!'s poetic diction,
its characteristics, sources and relation to the subjects
with which he deals. The poetic image, its types,
development and function are also discussed.
Chapter Three is devoted to myth and symbol. It
attempts to' interpret and analyse ·al-Bay~t~'s fondness
for using myth and how this developed. In addition,
this chapter deals with the main symbols used by the
poet, their sources, meaning and function.
Chapter Four analyses and discusses al-Bayati's
techniques of using the mask, and an attempt is made to
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trace the source of these masks, whether traditional or
modern, their function, and whether they are successful
in conveying modern thoughts and preoccupations.
In Chapter Five, an attempt has been made to explain
the technique of alluding to other material or quoting
from it. It discusses the different fields of these
allusions and quotations, classical or modern, poetry or
prose. This chapter deals with al-Bayati's tendency to
imitate the structure of particular forms of writing or
speaking such as, for example, the quatrain and the proverb.
Each chapter has been provided with a short introduct
ion and extracts from uther poets have been included
whenever it seemed helpful to make the discussion clearer
or more convincing.