The Application of Social Criticism through Rhetorical Techniques in the Holy Quran

Mohammad Etrat Doost, Sharareh Nooshin Rad


The Holy Quran is an example book of an eloquence and rhetoric, with artistic and rhetorical images and dynamics that distinguish this sacred text in terms of influencing the audience from other texts. This research paper attempts to identify the signs of the literary and rhetorical industry of the “Irony” by analysis of the text of the Holy Quran as a literary text. For this purpose, using the thematic analysis method, attempted to explain the results and objectives of the Irony industry in the text of the Holy Quran. The findings of the research show that the Holy Quran, as the spoken text, has a special attention to the category of culture, and has used the industry of the Ironic for attracting its audience. In the verses of the Holy Quran, Irony Imaging has been used to modify social turmoil and with critical satire approach. The present study shows that the irony industry in the Qur'an has been used to correct social problems and critical and social humor, and translators and interpreters of the Qur'an should pay special attention to it. 


The Holy Quran; Linguistics; Irony; Critical and Social Humor

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