Some problems arising from defining lyric poetry

Other Title(s)

بعض المشكلات التي تبرز من تعريف الشعر الغنائي

Author

al-Musalimah, Basil

Source

Damascus University Journal for Arts and Humanities

Issue

Vol. 36, Issue 3 (30 Sep. 2020), pp.35-52, 18 p.

Publisher

Damascus University

Publication Date

2020-09-30

Country of Publication

Syria

No. of Pages

18

Main Subjects

Languages

Abstract EN

This paper discusses the nature of lyric, one of the three general categories of poetic literature.

It attempts to define the lyric’s parameters by investigating David Lindley’s definition of lyric through its relation to music, when he states that “the poem written to be sung remains the one to which no critic can deny the label ‘lyric’”.

Expanding Lindley’s definition, the paper will suggest that Lindley’s definition problematises our notion of lyric.

Then it moves on to examine the various critical analyses of lyric according to some critical theories which challenge lyric’s musicality as an aesthetically intrinsic feature.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Musalimah, Basil. 2020. Some problems arising from defining lyric poetry. Damascus University Journal for Arts and Humanities،Vol. 36, no. 3, pp.35-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272800

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Musalimah, Basil. Some problems arising from defining lyric poetry. Damascus University Journal for Arts and Humanities Vol. 36, no. 3 (2020), pp.35-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272800

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Musalimah, Basil. Some problems arising from defining lyric poetry. Damascus University Journal for Arts and Humanities. 2020. Vol. 36, no. 3, pp.35-52.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272800

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes margin notes.

Record ID

BIM-1272800