Pre-Islamic Poetry: The Poetry Of Imru Al Qayss

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Introduction Poetry is one of the most famous turath of the Arabic culture and is one of the reasons that preserved the Arabic language and especially pre-Islamic poetry. Pre-Islamic poem has many characteristics that make it unique; it is considered an instrument of concision, clarity and eloquence. In addition to its artistic value, it is also a reliable reference to the political and cultural life of our time. When we say pre-Islamic poetry, the first thing comes to mind are the famous poets of that time. Life and poetry The wandering king, pre-Islamic poet, the son of the last kindite kings and sometimes considered to be the father of Arabic poetry; his name is Imru’ al-Qays. He is the youngest son of Hujr bin al-Harith, the kindah monarchy’s regent over the tribes of Asad and Ghaffan. Imru al qays was born in the early 6th century AD and it is said that the place of his birth was in the territory of Asad. The reason behind his prominence till today was poetry. Imru’ al Qays is well known for his distinctive poem which is, al mu’allaqa and especially poems of ghazal (sensuous love poetry describing women 's bodies) and here we are in the 21st century and his poems are still being taught. He was still a child when he started the study and composition of poems. This filed however affected his life negatively; he faced an objection by his father regarding poetry as he considred it an inappropriate activity for the son of the king. Despite his father’s disapprovement, he

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