A Study of Compound Alliteration in Molvi Ahmed Mallah’s Poetry

The great Sindhi Poet Molvi Ahmed Mallah is exceptionally skillful in ‘figures of speech’. His poetry is matchless with regard to the marvelous use of Alliteration; hence, he is popularly known as ‘the King of Alliteration’. Alliteration is an umbrella term, underlying some famous forms of Figures of Speech, such as: Antanaclasis, compound Alliteration, Tajnees Naqis (same form of word but different in short vowel, according to Arabic-Sindhi Script), Tajnees Mazeel (same form of word but extra letter/letters in ending), Tajnees Qalb (Metathesis Alliteration) etc. In this paper, Compound Alliteration as used in Molvi Ahmed Mallah’s poetry has been brought under study. Compound Alliteration is the type of Simple Alliteration. In Compound Alliteration, the homo-type words are used in same line or verse. In these words, one is put in jointform and the other is placed in divided or split-form. Such as, Faithful and Faith Full (‘Faithful’ always possesses the ‘faith’ ‘full’ of zero-doubt) used in different meanings in context. Compound Alliteration always consists of triplet; that is to say, it consists of three words at a time, each word having similar initial sound. It should be clarified here that always three words are set together in this type of Alliteration. Molvi Ahmed Mallah used Compound Alliteration abundantly, even in rhymes and di-rhymes. Furthermore, there is a beautiful fusion and amalgamation of compound Alliteration with Antanaclasis in his poetry, which has hardly ever been employed by any other poet of Sindhi language in the view of the poetic works or research studies accessible to me so far. This paper is simply the data collection of Compound Alliteration used in Molvi Ahmed Mallah’s matchless poetry. All data collected herein leads to conclusion that he used aforesaid Alliteration not only in verses but also in rhymes and di-rhymes.

Dr. Altaf Jokio. (2020) مولوي احمد مالح جي شاعريَء ۾ تجنيس مرڪّب جو جائزو, Sindhi Boli (Research Journal), Volume-13, Issue-1.
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