MODERN SAUDI POETRY: MOHAMMAD HASAN AWWAD’S NIGHT AND ME, IN BALANCE

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Abstract

Arabic poetry is the heart of all types of literature in all Arabic realms. Consistent with this generalization, it can be right that the development of poetry in the modern age, among Arabs, is a positive measure. At that argument, the same would be focused on modern Saudi literature since it is typically considered a central, authoritative, and undivided part of Arabic poetry.

In this paper, the researcher has attempted to illustrate some literary aspects of modern Arabic poetry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an instance of the greatness of Arabic poetry with a particular reference to a contemporary Saudi poet. The study starts with an introduction to the condition of poetry in Arabia. In the first section of the study, the researcher points up the importance of Arabic poetry as an Arabic literature genre. The second section deals with poetry and literary movement in Saudi Arabia as the central section of the investigation. After that, the task moves ahead to deal with a model of the modern Arabic poetry in the kingdom, Mohammad Hasan Awwad, a modernized rebellious poet with stark poetry, then the researcher, analytically and critically, sheds light on some selected verses of one of the poems of Awwad, Night and Me. The study finishes with a discussion and a brief conclusion.

Keywords: Arabic literature, Arabic poetry, free verse, greatness, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, modernism.

Author Biography

YAHYA SALEH HASAN DAHAMI, Al Baha University

Yahya Saleh Dahami is an Associate Professor of English Literature Criticism and Language in the English Department, Al Baha University, KSA. Ph. D. in English Literature in Jamia Millia New Delhi in 2004. Board Member of the English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts – Al Mandaq, Al Baha University Head of English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts Board Member of Faculty of Science and Arts – Al Mandaq, Al Baha University Member of Academic Staff, English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts in Al Mandaq Board Member of Future University Dean, Faculty of Languages and Human Sciences – Future University Board Member of Faculty of Sports, (formerly Higher Institute for Sports) Peer Reviewer Curricula and Plans Designer.

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2020-11-25

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