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Arabic Quantitative Metrics in al-Zamakhshari's al-Qistas al-Mustaqim

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Title: Arabic Quantitative Metrics in al-Zamakhshari's al-Qistas al-Mustaqim
Creators: Eisenlohr, Leopold
Advisor: Fudge, Bruce
Issue Date: 2011-03
Abstract: The work by medieval Muslim Scholar al-Zamakhshari (1075-1144) known as al-Qistas al-Mustaqim (The Just Balance) is one of a number of authoritative sources on the rules of classical Arabic quantitative metrics. The Just Balance treats exhaustively the sixteen meters and the concept of metrical deviation. Including a translation of the book and a glossary of the important poetic terminology, this thesis introduces in English the science known as 'arud and provides a methodology for determining the meter and variations of a given line of verse. In addition, the role of metrics in researching the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabia is discussed.
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Series/Report no.: The Ohio State University. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Honors Theses; 2011
Keywords: Prosody
al-Zamakhshari
'Arud
al-Qistas al-Mustaqim
Poetry
Metrics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/48319
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