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And We never sent a Messenger save with languagetongue of his folk that he might make the message clear for them Quran 144 cited in Reynolds 2008The Quran was revealed in Arabic to the people of Arab The people of Arab were fond of poetry and it was one of their best attributes They used poetry as an expression of their sentiments and opinions The element of poetry is also evident in the Quran The rhyming words used in the Quranic verses add beauty to its speech which reflects the way people of Arab communicated However the Quran is not poetry but some of its literary features resemble it Moreover the way the Quran uses metaphors similes allegories parables and rhyming words are also reflected in Islamic poetry and has influenced Muslim literature For instance the longest narrative of the Quran Surah Yusuf contains many literary features that can be observed in other literary genres Hence this essay is an attempt to critically analyse the plot imagery and dialogue as the literary elements of Surah Yusuf which then be compared with the two viziers story from the Arabian Nights and a short prince from Sadis Gulistan Moreover this essay will also shed some light on how to make such stories alive for students and how can its significance be realized to themLiterary Qualities in Surah YusufStories comprise of some literary elements such as plot characters imagery dialogue irony etc All these elements make a story fascinating that holds readers interest and attention Keeping in view the scope of the essay I will focus mainly on the critical analysis of plot imagery and dialogue of Yusufs storyPlotPlot represents the sequence of events that constitutes a story Every story passes through some stages showing the occurrence of events exhibiting a proper flow Cohen Mcallister 2007 Upon looking critically Surah Yusuf we come to know that the story is exhibiting various situations that make a plot In
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