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Non solo ravī. Le altre lettere della rima nel Muʿǧam fī maʿāyīr ašʿār al-ʿaǧam di Šams al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Qays al-Rāzī

Alessia Dal Bianco    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    

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In his treatise on Persian literary theory, al-Muʿǧam fī maʿāyīr ašʿār al-ʿaǧam, Šams-i Qays (13th century) claims that a poem without the main rhyming letter (ravī) is not a poem. However, this letter is not the only recurring letter at the end of the lines of a Persian poem. Šams-i Qays discusses eight other letters (ridf, qayd, taʾsīs, daxīl, vaṣl, xurūǧ, mazīd, and nāyira) as he determines the length and the possible patterns of a Persian rhyme (qāfiya). In this paper, I aim to improve our understanding of the linguistic rationale behind the taxonomy of Persian rhyming letters by providing an annotated Italian translation of relevant passages from the Muʿǧam.

Pubblicato
29 Agosto 2023
Accettato
20 Marzo 2023
Presentato
31 Gennaio 2023
Lingua
IT

Keywords: Persian languageRhymeŠams-i QaysḤurūf-i qāfiyaPersian poetry

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