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ERIC Number: EJ1128323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
The Functions of Onomatopoeia in Modern English and Arabic Poetry: A Study in Selected Poems by Lawrence and al-Sayyab
Al-Zubbaidi, Haitham K.
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v5 n6 p181-193 Dec 2014
Onomatopoeia has always been a functional poetic device which enjoys a high sound significance in the poetry of many languages. In modern English and Arabic poetry alike, it proves to be vital and useful at different levels: musical, thematic and at the level of meaning. Still, the cultural difference looms large over the ways it is employed by the poets of each. The present paper investigates the employment of onomatopoeia in the poetry of D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) and Badr Shakir al-Sayyab (1926-1964) who are chosen due to the importance they enjoy in modern English and Arabic poetry and the richness of their poems in onomatopoeias. The conclusions reached are in a sense related to cultural differences which govern the use of onomatopoeia for specific aims rather than for others.
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Language: English
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