The aim of this thesis is to look at the concepts of imitation and originality in the works of al-Ḥājj ʿUmar ibn Abī Bakr ibn ʿUthmān Krachi (ca 1856–1934) through the analysis of his four poems. These poems are based on the three main genres of Arabic poetry: panegyric (madīḥ), satire (hijāʾ), and eulogy (rithāʾ). My analysis of these poems is limited to structure, theme and content in order to explore the various ways in which our author imitates the classical mode of poetic composition and at the same time provides his readers with a picture of a different cultural component. The thesis also includes an appendix of critical editions and translations of the four poems. I have edited the poems and suggested emendations where relevant.
Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department
MA in Arabic Studies
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(2016).Imitation and Originality in Four Poems by al-Hạ̄jjʿUmar ibn AbīBakr ibn ʿUthmān Krachi (ca 1856–1934) [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Gabid, Jibril Abubakr. Imitation and Originality in Four Poems by al-Hạ̄jjʿUmar ibn AbīBakr ibn ʿUthmān Krachi (ca 1856–1934). 2016. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.