The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Subject Headings (LCSH)


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Casidas
    • Kasidas
    • Kasides
    • Qaṣīdahs
    • Qasidas, Arabic
    • Qaṣīdehs
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı İslâm ansiklopedisi(Kaside, ancient and lengthy form used in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish poetry)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 28, 2015(Qasida; qaṣīda, also spelled qaṣīdah, plural qasā'id; passed to some other languages such as Persian: chakameh, Turkish: kaside. A qasida has a single presiding subject, logically developed and concluded. Often it is a panegyric, written in praise of a king or a nobleman, a genre known as madīḥ, meaning "praise". After the 10th century Iranians developed the qasida immensely and used it for other purposes. Qasida in Urdu poetry is often panegyric, sometimes a satire, sometimes dealing with an important event.)
    • found:, Feb. 28, 2015(qasida, plural qasida, qasidas. 1. an Arabic poem, usually in monorhyme, that may be satirical, elegiac, threatening, or laudatory)
    • found: Britannica online, Feb. 28, 2015(qaṣīdah, also spelled kasida, Turkish kasîde, Persian qaṣīdeh; poetic form developed in pre-Islamic Arabia and perpetuated throughout Islamic literary history into the present. It is a laudatory, elegiac, or satiric poem that is found in Arabic, Persian, and many related Asian literatures. The classic is an elaborately structured ode of 60 to 100 lines, maintaining a single end rhyme that runs through the entire piece; the same rhyme also occurs at the end of the first hemistich (half-line) of the first verse. ... Qaṣīdahs were also written in Persian, Turkish, and Urdu until the 19th century.)
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2015-06-08: revised
  • Alternate Formats

Suggest terminology

The LC Linked Data Service welcomes any suggestions you might have about terminology used for a given heading or concept.

Would you like to suggest a change to this heading?

Please provide your name, email, and your suggestion so that we can begin assessing any terminology changes.

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.