Presentation ARA 101 Umayyad Poetry [1]

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Poetry in the Umayyad   Period: Al-Farazdaq, Jarir  and al-Akhtal
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period Tammām  b.  Ghalib  (Abū  Firās)  al- Farazdaq  “the  lump  of  dough”,  famous Arab  satirist  and  panegyrist,  died  at  Basra about 110/728 or 112/730.  Born  in  Yamāma  on  a  date  which  is uncertain (probably after 20/640), this poet was descended from the tribe of Tamīm. Endowed  with  a  prodigious  memory  and precocious  talent,  seems  very  soon  to  have
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period Al-Farazdaq was more or less in disgrace in the  period  of  al-Hajjaj  but  nevertheless  he dedicated  a  number  of  laudatory  poems  to and to some members of his family.  Under  Walīd  I,  al-Farazdaq  became  the official  poet  of  the  caliph,  as  witness numerous panegyrics dedicated to him and to his two sons. Under Sulaymān he enjoyed the same  favour.  It  was  otherwise  on  the
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period   Jarīr  b. ‘Atiyya b. al-Khatafa b. Badr was among the most important  hijā’  -writers of the Umayyad period and may be considered one of the greatest Islamic-Arabic poets of all  time.  He  belonged  to  the  Tamīm  tribe and  was  born  in  the  middle  of  the  1st/7th century.  In  64/683-4  or  shortly  afterwards he began his famous forty-year-long dispute with al-Farazdaq, over the theft of a camel,
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period After  they  had  abused  each  other  from  a
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2008 for the course ARA 101,102 taught by Professor Molouk,gavenpocken during the Spring '08 term at American University of Sharjah.

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