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Introduction to "Mohawara" Form of Arabic Poetry - Collection
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Introduction to "Mohawara" Form of Arabic Poetry

Created by Sara Ba on 08 Aug 2018 | Last edited by Sara Ba on 10 Aug 2018

This is a form of Arabic poetry where two persons have a dialogue but using poetry lines to express themselves (fancy huh? Regular smile ). There are rules: Both should use the same Beher 1, the same rhyme and it should be improvised lines. This form of poetry existed in the Arabian Peninsula since the Pre-Islamic era 2 which means since over 1400 years. And till today, poets in the Arab Gulf states and some Arab countries are still using it! It could be a dialogue between two lovers, or friends or family. Those songs are some examples.

The song lyrics is dialogue style between two, but the lyrics are written by one poet.

Translations:  English

The song lyrics is dialogue style between two, but the lyrics are written by one poet.

Translations:  English
Comments
Sara Ba    Sat, 05/01/2019 - 18:08

Thank you for the add!

But I think for the “Mohawarah” it has to be written by two, but this one is all written by Qais even though he rephrased what Layla said.

But you know what? I guess there is some classic Mohawarat in our literature like “Ibn zaydon” and “Wallada” maybe!