Narrative Expressive Prose Poetry by Guest author Dr Anwer Ghani
Updated: Feb 3
The Narratolyric writing
In Literature, there are poetry, prose and in the middle, prose poetry according to the characters of the superficial and deep structures of the speaking. Every speaking or its writing has a superficial structure which is the first construction and the understanding level in the hearing or reading process, and a deep structure which is the analytic and semantic level in this system. While poetry characterized by rhythmic superficial and deep structures, the prose is characterized by unrhythmic superficial and deep structures. But in the prose poetry we find the unrhythmic superficial structure and the rhythmic deep one, and this is the cause of hybridization in the prose poetry. So the prose poetry is a hybrid of prose and poetry and the rhythmicity and unrhythmicity.
The prose poetry can be produced with a narrative or lyric manner. If the style is lyric in both superficial and deep layers, there will be the lyric prose poetry, while if the style was narrative in both superficial and deep layers; there will be the narrative prose poetry. But we can find the superficial narrative structure with the deep lyric structure. In this case there will be the hybrid of Narrato-lyric prose poetry, and this the second hybrid inside the first hybrid of proso-poetry. So the Narratolyric prose poetry is a hybrid inside a hybrid.
"The Narratolyric Writing" is relatively a short introduction to a very wide world of the narrative lyricism. It is a door into a new world.
It is clear that the existence is composed from formal aspect and intellectual aspect and everything in addition to its external appearance has an internal image. We have, with the external form of any person, an intellectual idea about him and we can say in a broad meaning that he has a body and soul.
The narratolyric writing is the big transfiguration of prose poetry. All the things differ in the power and clarity in its existence. Some of them are so obvious and the others are weak and inert. The differences between things’ existences we called "the degrees of transfiguration". So everything has a transfiguration, and everything triess to present with full transfiguration. In fact, our existence is an attempt toward the grand transfiguration, and everything has a degree in its transfiguration.
The writing, like anything has an external form and an intellectual ideation, and it always tries to appear with complete transfiguration in these sides and this is so obvious in literary writings. In fact the literature is an advanced degree in the writing’s transfiguration and every literary genre is seeking a complete transfiguration in its intellectual ideation in addition to its formal appearance.
In the poetry, there are the narrative and the descriptive poetry paralleling the dramatic poetry. In other side there is lyric poetry which opposite the narrative, and there is prose poetry which is opposing the verse.
The prose poetry is always seeking a complete transfiguration, and because the complexity of its hybrid nature, its prose as well as its poetry tries to reach the complete transfiguration with full elements. Any piece will appear with weak prose poetry’s transfiguration, if it doesn't consent this situation; I mean the coexistence of transfigurations of prose and poetry. The high level of coexistent transfiguration of prose and poetry in a prose poem we call (the complete prosopoetry). The prosopetry has different transfiguration’s degrees, and the "Expressive narrative" with its narratolyricism is the highest in its level where we find the complete poetry in complete prose. That is to say; the body is prose, but the soul is poetry.
The storytelling, which is the narrative’s soul disagreeing the expressiveness which is the lyric’s soul. In expressive narrative, we make a new hybrid by transplantation of the soul of one of them and give it into another one. We transplanted the expressiveness, the soul of the lyric into the body of the narrative, so we have the "expressive narrative" with narratolyricism, which is different from its usual meaning.
Narrative expressionism is a writing style where the literary piece has been written in narrative-lyric system in which the written text has appeared with the narrative superficial structure and deep poetic one. In narrative expressionism the narrative text composed of poetic elements and there is no time, place, or characters but there are poetic, lyric, imagery elements which have been narrated. In this hybrid system, the glory of both; prose and poetry have transfigured completely, so it reaches the infinite target of prose poetry writing. The expressive narrative text appears in one block; no lines, no breaks and no blanks.
The anti-narrative narrative and anti-poetic poetry co-exist in the narrative expressionistic system. Traditionally, the writing depends on the meanings to produce its effect and its emotional impact on the reader, and usually, the narrative poetry uses the frank storytelling style to form its shape, but in narrative expressionistic expressive narrative, the dependence is on the abstractive emotive aspect of the language with narrative resisting the narrative and appears in final anti-narrative figure. The expressive narrative which is the textual transfiguration of narrative expressionism characterized by a superficial narrative structure with deep poetic one, and from this, it differs from the lyric poetry and the fictional narrative.
The expressive narrative is a narrative poetry had been written with high expressive manner, which is depending on the emotive construction and not just the meanings power. The expressive narrative characterized by a superficial narrative structure with deep poetic one, and from this, it differs from the lyric poetry and the fictional narrative. By the powerful expressive voice, the dependence on the affective characters of language, and the usage of poetic plot, it differs from the narrative poetry. The narrative poetry and expressive narrative lie in the middle zone between the lyric poetry and the fictional narrative, but while the narrative poetry lies on the side of fictional narrative with storytelling and the expressive narrative lies exactly in the middle where it represents the optimal transfiguration of prose poetry by its outmost "prosopoetry"
In a short sentence, Expressive narrative prose poetry means a narrative superficial structure with a deep poetic structure. The expressive narrative prose poetry is an Arabian writers group writes the prose poetry with a superficial narrative structure and deep poetic structure so the text has been composed of feelings and emotions instead of meaning and symbols with a very close step from the abstract poetry.
Expressive narrative aids the writer to sail deeply in his poetry without alienation or ambiguity in a sweet and familiar narrative texture and this is the miracle of the expressive narrative where the innermost poetry associate with sweetness and this is in contrary to the traditional poetry where the symbolism makes an ambiguity.
The expressive narrative represents a grand transfiguration of prose poetry by summation of the complete transfiguration of poetry with the complete transfiguration of prose. It is a magic and unprecedented appearance of prose poetry.
Narrative lyricism with superficial narrative and deep lyricism is the essence of the expressive narrative. Swimming of the poetic elements in a space of narrative is the cornerstone of the expressive narrative. The text should be horizontal with continuous writing; no breaking and no lines. In expressive narrative prose poetry, the anti-narrative narrative and anti-poetic poetry co-exist. By these features expressive narrative differs from lyric free poetry and by the obvious lyricism it differs from prose poetry. . Expressive narrative is a new school, a new vision and a new revolution in literature. It is the world of beauty, simplicity and creativity.
Bio:Dr Anwer Ghani is an award winning author and Pushcart nominee from Iraq. He was born in 1973 in Babylone and he is religious scholar, consultant nephrologist and author for more than a hundred books; thirty of them are in english like; “a Farmers Chant;Inner Child Press 2019, and “warm moments”, Just Fiction 2020.
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