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an arabic or persian elegiac monorhyme poem, usually having a tripartite structure.

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  • the first significant arabic literature was produced during the medieval golden age of lyric poetry, from the 4th to the 7th cent. the poems are strongly personal qasida, or odes, often very short, with some longer than 100 lines. they treat the life of the tribe and themes of love, fighting, courage, and the chase. the poet speaks directly, not romantically, of nature and the power of god. the qasida survive only through collections, chiefly the muallaqat, hamasa, mufaddaliyat, and kitab al-aghani. the most esteemed of these poets are amru al-kais, antara, and zuhair. factmonster.com

  • the first significant arabic literature was produced during the medieval golden age of lyric poetry, from the 4th to the 7th cent. the poems are strongly personal qasida, or odes, often very short, with some longer than 100 lines. they treat the life of the tribe and themes of love, fighting, courage, and the chase. the poet speaks directly, not romantically, of nature and the power of god. the qasida survive only through collections, chiefly the muallaqat, hamasa, mufaddaliyat, and kitab al-aghani. the most esteemed of these poets are amru al-kais, antara, and zuhair. infoplease.com