Lyrical Introductions are a Step toward the Elegy of Cities, a Common Theme of Both Ancient Arabic and Persian Literatures.

  • ʻAlī saberi Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran.
Keywords: Poetic Precursor, Elegy of towns, Cultural Exchange, Literary Imitation.

Abstract

One of the ancient traditions of the Arab poets was to use a precursorof sonnet at the beginning
of ode. Arab odeswould begin their long odes based on this ancient tradition for centuries. The
precursors, which had a beautiful style and sincere sentiments, could incline the great Persian
poets to it and find its way to the Persian language and literature. In addition to imitation of the
literary tradition, the Iranian tasteful literati borrowed the applying of Arabic lexicons and
expressions, the name of places and Arab lovers, yet they did not content themselves with it; but
by following from well-known storytelling of this literature, i.e., story writing which had many
similarities with the lyrical precursors in the elegy section of towns, they entered this literary
content in the Persian literature and made it prevalent with Arab poets in Persian literature. And
in the article the similarities and differences, and the impressionableness and impressiveness of
each one of the other have been mentioned by reviewing the evolution trend of the literary
content in a comparative way and based on the French school in both ancient Persian and Arabic
literature.

Author Biography

ʻAlī saberi, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran.

Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran.

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2014-09-30