A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry by Annemarie Schimmel PDF

By Annemarie Schimmel

ISBN-10: 0807820504

ISBN-13: 9780807820506

Annemarie Schimmel, one of many world's ideal experts on Persian literature, offers a complete creation to the advanced and hugely subtle procedure of rhetoric and imagery utilized by the poets of Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Muslim India. She indicates that those photographs were used and sophisticated over the centuries and replicate the altering stipulations within the Muslim world.

According to Schimmel, Persian poetry doesn't target to be spontaneous in spirit or hugely own in shape. as a substitute it really is rooted in conventions and principles of prosody, rhymes, and verbal instrumentation. preferably, each verse might be like a helpful stone--perfectly shaped and multifaceted--and express the dynamic dating among daily fact and the transcendental.

Persian poetry, Schimmel explains, is extra just like medieval ecu verse than Western poetry because it has been written because the Romantic interval. The attribute verse shape is the ghazal--a set of rhyming couplets--which serves as a car for shrouding in traditional tropes the poet's genuine intentions.

Because Persian poetry is neither narrative nor dramatic in its total shape, its power lies in an "architectonic" layout; each one accurately expressed snapshot is thoroughly outfitted right into a trend of associated figures of speech. Schimmel indicates that at its center Persian poetry transforms the realm right into a net of symbols embedded in Islamic culture.

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