International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

A Study on the Poetic Patterns in Laila Al-Atrash's Novel a Woman unlike Herself
Asmaa M. Al Zuraigat, Hussein Hasan Zeidanin

The present article addresses the poetics of narrative in A Woman Unlike Herself by Laila Al-Atrash. The two elements the article explores are the poetics of the title and the poetics of the language, which the writer used to support the narrative point of view in the novel. The different patterns of poetics used in the novel, the article finds, contribute to improving the poetic narration. As an experienced novelist and journalist, Al-Atrash placed her work within poetic contexts that manifest her creativity and prowess in the use of language and expression of the narrative point of view. The article also finds that the novel features the rebellion of the protagonist, Habibat Al-Eyn, against fear, illness, death and love. The novel touches upon the problematics of immigration using a concise intensive language that primarily relies on displacement, irony, hermeneutics and imageries. The language the writer used effectively expresses a troubled emotional and psychological state of the protagonist who encounters intolerable conditions. At the end, the protagonist becomes a woman unlike herself.

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