Volume 8, Issue 30 (2015)                   LCQ 2015, 8(30): 81-118 | Back to browse issues page

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Shafieioun S. A Study of Four Corresponding Genres: Karnameh and Shahrashub; guild poetry and Shahrangiz.. LCQ. 2015; 8 (30) :81-118
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-9911-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, University of Isfahan
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Karnameh, Shahrashub, Senfi (guild)poetry, and Shahrangiz are the names that are used often interchangeably in the sources due to some similarities and the fact that they share the same root. However, these genres have enough nuances that can distinguish them into four separate genres. Of course, it is more difficult to consider karnameh as a genre since there are few and sometimes incomplete examples of it and that, practically, karnameh is transformed into shahrashub at last. The same is true about senfi poetry in which the professions are described poetically and the craftsman is portrayed as the beloved but, later, they were entered into shahrangiz genre and sometimes became extended and coherent works instead of scattered poems. Identifying the delicate features of these genres requires a lot of precision and, indeed, the inaccuracies have caused some of the experts and scholars to confuse these genres. However, it should be noted that, even at the time of their currency, poets and literary figures considered them as not following any norm and convention. Drawing on original sources and taxonomical studies, this research aims to identify and represent the nuances of each of these genres. 
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Article Type: practical | Subject: literary genre
Received: 2015/03/11 | Accepted: 2015/06/22 | Published: 2015/07/19

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