This study aims to explore the elegy for children in Arabic poetry as a genuine form of deeply moving and sincere lamentation. Within it, the tragedy takes shape, accompanied by a profound sense of bitterness and sorrow. The poet conveys a pure and authentic experience free from artificiality or conformity, whether in style, approach, or rhetorical strategy. The profound loss of children represents one of the most psychologically challenging experiences a human being can undergo. The researchers have chosen to address the topic of elegy for children through the works of two poets, both known for their distinct poetic styles, from different eras. The first poet represents the Abbasid era, Ibn al-Rumi (836-896 CE), who is famous for his Daliyah, poem, in which he laments the loss of his son, Muhammad. The second poet represents the modern era, Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998 CE), in his renowned poem where he mourns the loss of his son, Tawfiq. The researchers study the elegies of the two poets in light of their content through common themes in both elegies. Their aim was to understand the poetic essence of the studied texts and the poetic expression of each poet in conveying the tragic and grievous loss of their sons.
I. AL- Masarwah, Thamer; Al-Thunebat, Sateh; and S. Almazaidah, Ismail
"The Elegy for Children in the Works of Ibn al-Rumi and Nizar Qabbani,"
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