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Arabic Rhetoric

Faculty of Arts
Course Description: 

This course traces the emergence of Arabic rhetoric in ancient poetry and the environments which contributed to the development of rhetoric as a field of study. Students will be introduced to the main forms of rhetoric: science/art of metaphors and good style, and science of rhetoric and their application in ancient and modern poetry or prose. This will help the student develop his/her appreciation and make him/her discover aspects of aesthetics in rhetorical images (metaphors/similes).