Exchange of Linguistic Forms: Imperative Forms Indicating Interrogation and Declarative Statement: The Instances in Quran

Ahmad Lamei Giv


The existence of imperative statements in the verses of Quran is not strange; it has been subject of many debates. Commands have been mentions in different forms in Quran implying reproach, scorn, obeisance, and exclamation and so on. This method is attributed to the rhetorical aspects of Quran while rhetoric is related to the linguistic miracle of Quran. The main research question examines the manifestations of command in forms of statement and interrogation in the Holy Quran. In order to anwser this question and evaluates its instances, this article uses a descriptive-analytical approach, this article aims to investigate change in the imperative forms to indicate declarative or interrogative statements by Quran; it presents instances of the verses with focus on original linguistic and rhetorical Quranic references. The main objective of the research is to represent the rhetoric in the Holy Quran through its literary forms and showing accurate understanding of goals, meanings, and concepts of Quran by explaining the target secrets and implications. Although this study cannot cover all varieties of forms, their analysis presents valuable results including multiplicity of the style in Quran, expression of various rhetorical implications, and of the influence of the forms on the audiences in comparison with reporting statements.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p456

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