Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry
Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
BRILL, Oct 14, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 281 pages
This volume is a collection of essays on classical Persian literature, focusing on Persian rhetorical devices, especially imagery and metaphors. The various contributions discuss the origin and the development of debate poetry, the transmission of Persian and Arabic tales to the works of Europeans medieval authors such as Boccaccio and Chaucer, but also the development of Aristotelian poetics and epistemology in Persian philosophical tradition. Furthermore, the baroque style of the Shiite author usayn V i K shif, the use of wine metaphors by mystics such as Jal l al-D n R m, fi 's original use of candle metaphors, the translation of Khayy m 's metaphors into English, and the importance of a single metaphor in the epic Barz -n ma are discussed.Contributors include: J. Landau, Ch. van Ruymbeke, A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, N. Pourjavady, F.D. Lewis, A. Sedighi, G.R. van den Berg, S. Sharma, F. Abdullaeva.
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The Energising Trope
The Masterful Variations on Candle Metaphors in the Poetry of Hāfiz and his Predecessors
Love and the Metaphors of Wine and Drunkenness in Persian Sufi Poetry
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