CLASSICAL ARAB POETIC CONVENTION BY THE UMAYYAD PERIOD: PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IMAGINATION
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This study is concerned with a set of questions to illustrate the main aspects of images of thoughts, which emanate from the depths of the mind, and the underlying forces and their symbolic functions: particularly, the archetypal images of the ‘hero-heroine’, ‘nature’ and ‘animal’, and their symbols in the “Classical Arabic Lyrical Traditional Ode Convention” elaborated by Umayyad poets. What are the aspects of their archetypes and the plans of reality according to which the imaginary experience of each of them is constructed? What are the forces that stand against the hero from the very beginning of the traditional amatory prelude and along the movement of the Arabic poem till the end, where the poet receives the prize from his praised patron or from his beloved woman? These questions are essential in exploring and revising ethics and profound values; they could be answered differently from various standpoints. Notably, the transmutation of sentiment is one of the more vital constituents that offer a clue to understanding the meaning of the whole poem.
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