RULES AND STRUCTURAL PATTERNS OF “SHATTANA” AN ANALYTICAL GRAMMATICAL STUDY IN THE ELECTRONIC POETRY ENCYCLOPEDIA
“Shattana” (asunder or what a difference!) is a unique polysemic Arabic lexeme of multiple linguistic
usages and structures. The present study aims to cull grammatical and linguistic rules sporadically
scattered in linguistics and syntax books handling this unique term. Standard poetic citations; used as
authority, in the Electronic Poetic Encyclopedia issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism,
Abu Dhabi, are tracked. Rulings are investigated and citation patterns of such variable structures are
analyzed, following the descriptive analytical approach. The study is divided into an introduction, a
preface, two subjects, and a conclusion containing the most important findings and recommendations.