An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




This study aims at investigating the reciprocal effect between the musical and poetic compositions in the Palestinian Arabic songs with FadwaTuqan as a case study. The study undertakes the development of poetic composition and what the words and the music of the song represent. Some examples from Tuqan’s sung poems are examined. To achieve the aims of the study, the researcher examined the following hypotheses and aims: Introducing Tuqan, the Palestinian poet; her biography and the dark and the shiny semiotic aspects of her poetry. Introducing Tuqan’s sung poems and the music composer and knowing the reciprocal effect between the musical and poetic compositions of the Palestinian songsas shown in the sung poems of Tuqan. The study shows that there is a strong relationship between poetry and music because both of them are based on the sound performance. Music is an inherent factor in poetry which distinguishes poetry from prose. Tuqan’s poems are musical with a forlorn, yet hopeful touch that appears in her diction and figures of speech. The elements of Tuqan’s artistic form show the effect of the external music; some patterns rely on a rhyme scheme and there is a continuity of variation in her poems harmonizing the lexical choices with her sweet melodies and trying to achieve what she aspires to. The study ends with a group of recommendations. Attention must be paid to the subject of the study and to the original musical compositions through the mass media. Research must undertake other Palestinian poets who possess powerful and influential expressions and whose poems are sung accompanied by profound music.