"Mawwāl fī layli ʾummī"- Reading of Folkloric Modern Poetry
Maysoon Fuad Shibi

The present study examines a poem that was composed in one of the Palestinian dialects, hence in the colloquial Arabic language in general. The fact that it was written in this level of language is something that is still not agreeable for some literary scholars, since they consider such texts as non-canonical. The main purpose of this study is to highlight the importance of writing literature in the colloquial language, and to show how this process constitutes a successful technique in growing the awareness of people towards their own heritage. Thus, the study is based on modern literary theories, basically intertextuality and the death of the author, in order to show how modern literary techniques come in handy also when composing literary texts in the colloquial language.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v9n1a3