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Title: Arab conception of poetry as illustrated in Kitab Al Muwazanah Bayna Abi Tammam wal Buhturi
Author: El Kott, A. H. A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2682 4817
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1950
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In the third century of the Hegiras there rose to fame two Arab poets who composed in different styles which eventually gave rise to a vigorous controversy. While Abu Tammiam (+ about 230) made abundant use of metaphors (not infrequently far-fetched), similes, antitheses, paronomasia and other literary devices which rendered his style sometimes complicated and obscure, al-Buhturi (+ 284), in contrast, wrote in the conventional way giving his poetry, in the main, a simple and flowing style and a selective diction.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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