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Ghazals (Poetry)


  • Poems consisting of at least five couplets that are linked by rhyme and/or repetition, in which the final couplet generally mentions the poet by name.

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  • Sources

    • found: American heritage dictionary of the English language, 2011(Ghazal: A poetic form of Persian origin, consisting of five or more syntactically complete couplets linked by rhyme and the repetition of a closing word or phrase)
    • found: The Teachers & Writers handbook of poetic forms, c2000(Ghazal; Persian poetry form; a poem of five to twelve couplets, all using the same rhyme, with the poet putting his name in the final stanza; in its contemporary form, the ghazal doesn't usually rhyme, poets don't sign their name in the last couplet, and it isn't very often about love or drinking; the two important features of the contemporary ghazal are the long-lined couplets (sometimes unrhymed) and the often mystical thoughts that are expressed)
    • found: The encyclopaedia of Islam, via WWW, Feb. 28, 2014(under Ghazal: song, elegy of love, often also the erotico-elegiac genre. The term is Arabic, but passed into Persian, Turkish and Urdu and acquired a special sense in these languages; amatory elegy; amatory elegiac genre; ghazals; under Naẓmī, Meḥmed: ghazels)
  • General Notes

    • Poems consisting of at least five couplets that are linked by rhyme and/or repetition, in which the final couplet generally mentions the poet by name.
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    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2017-04-14: revised
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