The Physiognomy in the Arabic Poetry, the Abbasid Poetry as an Example


Dr. Mohammed Noori Abbas Khalef, Assistant Professor
Department of Arabic Language College of Education for Humanities- University of Anbar, Iraq.


The idea of this research paper is based on the study of the Physiognomy in the Arabic poetry in general and the Abbasid poetry in particular, which is interested in knowing the intended evidences and wanted meanings by inferring the visible matters on the invisible matters, i.e., knowing the hidden nature or character from the evident nature or character. It was appeared to the researcher- after study and investigation- many poetic physiognomies, and he chose what corresponds the title of the research and the intention of the researcher of the brief and alarm on the reporting what benefits of the poetic evidences. The definition of the Physiognomy and stating its concept and significance in realizing intentions of the poetry and its details have been dealt with, then the research has been divided into three topics as follows: First: declaring the utterance of the physiognomy. Second: the physiognomy of the body and organs. Third: other physiognomic kinds. Among the results of this research paper were that the poetic physiognomy has come varied in ways and means, and the Arabic poet was skillful in using these varieties, moreover, the physiognomy was a standard for superiority and distinction