Artistic Imagery in the Poetry of Ibn Al Qaysarani Elements of Formation & Creativity

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Abdel Khaleq Eisa- Supervisor
Dr. Raed Abdel Raheem- Co-Supervisor
Prof. Mashhour Habbazi- External Examiner
Prof. Khalil Odeh- Internal Examiner
Dr. Abdel Khaleq Eisa
Dr. Raed Abdel Raheem
Hussam Tahssen Yaseen Salman
Mohammad bin Nasr Al Qaysarani (died 548 Hegira), a famous poet of the sixth century Hegira, lived under the patronage of the Zenkees and praised their victories and achievements against the Crusaders. He was praised and interested by the historians and critics of both his time and those who came after them. Several modern studies were carried out about his life, topics of his poetry, and artistic characteristics. However, there aren't any studies that concentrate on the artistic imagery and its various aspects in his poetry. Hence, this research comes to provide a comprehensive image and analyze the elements of formation and creativity in this imagery. This study is based on the aesthetic methodology in order to achieve its objectives. To do this, it is divided to an introduction, two chapters and a conclusion. In the introduction, the researcher discussed the concept of the artistic imagery as seen by both ancient and modern scholars. In addition, he demonstrated the concept of the artistic imagery by several literary schools such as classicism, romanticism, symbolism, and surrealism. Following this, he highlighted the importance of artistic imagery for both ancient and modern critics and rhetoricians. The introduction is concluded with a brief demonstration of Ibn Al Qaysarani's culture. In Chapter One, the study analyses the most important sources and the formation elements of the artistic imagery in the poetry of Ibn Al Qaysarani through identifying the relationships between the image and heritage. To do this, it refers to the most important historical events, characters and narrations of various kinds and types. Furthermore, the study discusses the relationship between the image and religion, and the relationship between the image and nature whether static or dynamic. Following this, it deals with the most important figures of speech that comprised the varied forms of the image. In the second chapter, the study analyses the kinds of artistic imagery in the poetry of Ibn Al Qaysarani through discussing the various types of figures of speech including similes, metaphors, allegories, color, money-earning, repetitions and photography through motion. The study contains a conclusion that provides the study findings that the researcher reached in his study.
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