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A Reader of Modern Urdu Poetry

1 January 1968

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He must acquaint himself with the traditional images of Perso-Arabic poetry -- the garden and the zephyr, the caged bird, the moth and the candle, the loves of Layla and Majnun and of Shirin and Farhad -- and with the myriad other conventional allusions and metaphors which serve both as a vehicle and as a cloak for the poet's real meaning. [...] The young acolytes who served the wine became natural love objects, and from this situation arose the extended metaphor of the tavern, the tavern- master (also called /pire mw-ya/ MI "master of the fire-worshippers"), the cupbearer (/saqi/ MI), and the acolyte (/mwybacca/ M2). [...] The lover complains of the heartlessness and tyranny of his beloved as before, but now the haughty damsel may represent the ruling aristocracy, and the lover stands for the working man involved in the throes of class struggle. [...] The remaining verses have the /qafia/-/radif/ of the /yazal/ only at the end of the second hemistich of each verse;. [...] The /ravi/ is supposed to be the last letter in the ROOT of a word, and the letters of any suffixes added to this root are classified as follows: (1) The Jdi /vasl/: the first letter after the /revi/: e. g. b and.

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urdu poetry poésie ourdoue translations into english poésie ourdoue traductions françaises

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CaOOCEL
Date published
2014.
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rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
891.43917
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
21
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Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
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Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
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PK2184
LCCN Item number
B24 1968eb
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1 electronic text (lix, 274 pages)
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(OCoLC)887635502
(CaOOCEL)448286
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