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An Uncommon Use of Nonsense Verse in Colloquial Arabic

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses M. Urbain Bouriant's collection. All but six of the thirty-four pieces in this collection follow the most common pattern for the zajal: first, an introductory couplet setting ... More


‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’, and other Poems of Love and Marriage

Daniel Karlin

in Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198708568
eISBN:
9780191779527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708568.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Edward Lear’s ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is one of the best-known poems of love and marriage in the English language, and one of few poems by Lear to have a happy–indeed ecstatic–ending. But in two ... More


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