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The Quest for the Sonnet

The Origins of the Sonnet in Arabic Poetry

Kamal Abu-Deeb

Ibn Hamdis al-Siqilli (c.1056–1123), a fine poet in more ways than one. 1 As I had been writing my book with the Arab reader in mind, I had to give a general description of the scheme of the sonnet as Shakespeare composed it. In the process of giving