Dr. Abdullah Al-Tayyib grew up in a family known for its knowledge and originality, when he became prominent in the early twentieth century through a group of publications, most notably the book (Al-Murshid) “The Guide to Understand Arab Poetry and its Artistry”, as it is considered as an encyclopedia in the study of Arabic poetry. He studied the ancients, but with a new view, especially his position of the elements of harmony in Arabic poetry, which adds a sweet resonance to his music, most notably repetition, which relies on two elements, which are pure repetition and alliteration, that were disputed among the ancients in being one or two elements, and by this, Al-Tayyib resolved the dispute.
According to him, repetition is used for a main purpose, which is rhetoric. Rhetoric is achieved when the poet intends to strengthen composition, that is, the aspect of emotions, and it comes for three purposes: either to strengthen the tone by repeating a phrase or poetic verse; or to strengthen the formal meanings by repeating a proper name or a subject to strengthen a general meaning in the poem; or to strengthen the detailed meanings which depend on the repetition of a name or position, to strengthen a detailed meaning in the poem, such as mentioning different places in order to reveal an emotional aspect such as love poetry. In relation to alliteration, there are two types: dual alliteration, by which the writer views time through the words he uses such as (mujaddal and murammal); and rhymed alliteration, the writer views place according to the words he uses, by intending to use specific sounds and letters, and insists on repeating them, such as (dhuhliya, and dhaahil).
Keywords: Abdullah Al-Tayyib, Repetition, The Poetry of Arabs.