International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 275

Full Length Research Paper

The Magnificence of Arabic: Orwa ibn Al-Ward an Epitome

Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahami
  • Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahami
  • Department of English, Faculty of Science and Arts, Al Baha University, Al Baha, KSA.
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  •  Received: 18 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 16 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


Orwa ibn Al-Ward is one of the greatest knights, heroes and poets who presented elegant pictures of Arabs before Islam by word and deed. In this literary article, the researcher attempts to probe the depth of the poetry of Orwa ibn Al-Ward as an instance of the greatness of Arabic poetic language as well as being a symbol of dignity, hospitality, generosity, manliness and sacrifice. Orwa ibn Al-Ward deserves a literary examination paying attention mostly to his poetry as a heritage of the Arabic poetic language. The paper applies the descriptive and critical-analytical approach. It starts with a brief introduction then it moves to shed light on Arabs and Arabic poetic language. The third main part sheds light on the poet, Orwa ibn Al-Ward as a poet-knight and a generous father of the poor. This part is the core of the study in which the study attempts to prove via the poetry of Orwa. The attitude is the descriptive-analytical to illustrate the qualities of the poet through his poetry. The paper comes to the end with a brief conclusion.


Key words: Arabic language, architype, bounty, hospitality, generosity, Orwa ibn Al-Ward, poetry.