How can we translate poems from Arabic to English?
Thread poster: Dina 13

Dina 13
Arabic to English
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Jul 27, 2009

what is a technique that I can follow?Should it still rhyme even after translation?

 

Peter Manda (X)
Local time: 20:31
German to English
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translating poetry Jul 27, 2009

in translating poetry my take is that you should hold the full poesis of the language in your translation - the rhyme and meter are different, you can't capture it so if you do you create a completely new work, like Fitzgerald's "translation" of the Rubbayiat, it becomes a rendition. So, translate as accurately, and as fully as possible, to convey the full nuance of language and meaning.

 

chica nueva
Local time: 13:31
Chinese to English
See what other translators do. Jul 28, 2009

Hello Dina. Have a look here. Lesley
http://www.poetrytranslation.org/poets/index/language/Arabic

[Edited at 2009-07-28 10:51 GMT]


 


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