Poems from Iraq

Introduction

Poetry is commonly known as Register of the Arabs (Diwan al-Arab), strongly due to the role it plays in Arab’s history and heritage. Continuing this legacy to modern time is الشّعِر الحُرّ which emerged after World War II, agreeably in Iraq. A company of poets wrote in free sequence, simple language, and sharp tone to shed light on relevant political and social realities.

IN THIS MODULE, LEARNERS WILL

  • Explore the place of poetry in Arab society
  • Discover the beauty and power of poetic language
  • Learn about the life of modern Iraqi poets
  • Read and analyze famous poems from Iraq
  • Write and recite free verse poetry
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