THE FABLES OF JEAN DE LA FONTAINE AND AHMAD SHAWQI: A CHRONOLOGICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY

MOAZ MUBARAK RAMZI QADIRI

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This paper will deal with the chronological development of the children’s literature in the modern Arabic poetry with special reference to the awakening poet Ahmad Shawqi, who had spent his time in Paris and was influenced in turn by the literature French had produced, especially the fables if La Fontaine. Children’s literature generally referred to as Adab Al-Atfalin Arabic literature saw a great upsurge and advancement in the times of Shawqi. He has used many new ways as well as trailed on the traditional ways of composing fables. The paper will map the definitions of the children’s literature and the discovery of a child that make the way for the development of children’s literature and as well as the categorization of the literature through genres. Next, the fables will be taken into account for the purpose to serve as the basis of the development of Arabic Fables in the modern literature. The development of Arabic fables will be deliberated concisely, as to institute the fact that it’s not an novelty to be tried in Arabic literature. Accordingly, the last fragment of the paper will supply the particulars of the analytical study in succinctly.

This paper will deal with the chronological development of the children’s literature in the modern Arabic poetry with special reference to the awakening poet Ahmad Shawqi, who had spent his time in Paris and was influenced in turn by the literature French had produced, especially the fables if La Fontaine. Children’s literature generally referred to as Adab Al-Atfal in Arabic literature saw a great upsurge and advancement in the times of Shawqi. He has used many new ways as well as trailed on the traditional ways of composing fables. The paper will map the definitions of the children’s literature and the discovery of a child that make the way for the development of children’s literature and as well as the categorization of the literature through genres. Next, the fables will be taken into account for the purpose to serve as the basis of the development of Arabic Fables in the modern literature. The development of Arabic fables will be deliberated concisely, as to institute the fact that it’s not an novelty to be tried in Arabic literature. Accordingly, the last fragment of the paper will supply the particulars of the analytical study in succinctly.


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JEAN DE LA FONTAINE; AHMAD SHAWQI; CHILDREN LITERATURE; FABLES; ARABIC FABLES

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