Volume 9, Issue 34 (2016)                   LCQ 2016, 9(34): 157-189 | Back to browse issues page

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Waezzadeh A. The Morphology and Typology of Persian Love Stories. LCQ. 2016; 9 (34) :157-189
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-7579-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, University of Birjand, Iran
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  This article examines love story as one of the widely popular and ancient genres of Persian literature. For this purpose, I have employed morphology—one of the tools of typology—to identify different genres of narrative literature. This article studies twenty-two examples of love poetry to identify functions, characters, and narrative patterns of the love stories and their typology. Persian love story, I argue, as a literary genre has a narrative with an opening scene, twenty-two functions, and five main characters, and the genre follows an almost similar narrative pattern. This genre, based on the two criteria of the presence/absence of “resolving-an-obstacle” function and the ending functions, has three sub-narrative patterns or three sub-genres: material love story, spiritual love story, and material-spiritual love story.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: literary genre
Received: 2016/04/10 | Accepted: 2016/07/17 | Published: 2016/08/22

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