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Introduction Poetry Dueling In Arabic

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Poetry dueling has a long and varied history in Arabic. Indeed, some of the oldest extant texts of standard Arabic literature are poetry duels, and the genre has thrived in many forms throughout Arab literary history. Poets of the standard language may debate a given topic, exchange insults and boasts, engage in competitive wordplay, or simply strive to surpass each other in the extent of their knowledge or ability to compose. There are various types of poetry, in both dueling and non-dueling formats, associated with Palestinian weddings, and their forms and contexts vary from region to region. The place the Palestinian poetry duel holds within a wider tradition of Arabic literature contributes to its merits as an object of study. Thus, study of the Palestinian poetry duel can challenge the notion of a definitive boundary separating oral and written verbal art, high" and low" literature, and standard and dialectal texts.

Keywords: Arab literary history; Palestinian poetry; poetry dueling; standard Arabic literature

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