ISSN: 1994-4721

Author : Arafat Faisal Al-Manna, Dr.

Argumentation in Arabic poetic texts Al-Harith bin Halaza Al-Yashkari's Mu'allaqah as an example

Dr. Arafat Faisal Al-Manna

Basra studies journal, Volume 21, Issue 1994, Pages 285-318

This study aims at identifying the aspects of argumentation in Arabic poetic texts represented by Al-Harith bin Halaza Al-Yashkari's Mu'allaqah (a pre-Islamic poem) in which the ultimate aim of such argumentation is to deny the charges fabricated by Umar bin Kalthum, another poet, in his well-known Mu'allaqah in Umar bin Hind's palace. In an attempt to persuade the king that his tribe was not involved in such accusations, In his text, Al-Harith used various argumentative devices, including logical (such as inference and others), linguistic (such as reference, conjunction, reiteration) or rhetoric (such as simile and metaphor).