Forms of the image in the speech of slander according to Imam Ali in Nahj al-Balaghah (stylistic study).

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Mustafa Ameen Kadhim, Ahmed Abdakadhim Ali.


This study represents a serious attempt to reveal the characteristics of the image in the speech of slander in Nahj al-Balaghah from a stylistic point of view, and to search for the effect of simile, metaphor, and metonymy methods in this type of discourse, and the wisdom of Imam’s choice of these methods in specific places, and their impact on the recipient. This study was also supported by statistical tables. In order to be more objective, closer to the requirements of scientific research, and to identify the stylistic stimulus. The study was also keen to reveal the extent to which Imam invested the energies of these methods in the speech of slander, and to search for the impact of his choice of them on the level of the deep structure.

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