Arabic scholars who published significant commentaries on Aristotle's Poetics included Avicenna , Al-Farabi and Averroes .  Many of these interpretations sought to use Aristotelian theory to impose morality on the Arabic poetic tradition.  In particular, Averroes added a moral dimension to the Poetics by interpreting tragedy as the art of praise and comedy as the art of blame.  Averroes' interpretation of the Poetics was accepted by the West , where it reflected the "prevailing notions of poetry" into the 16th century. 
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