• Licit Magic – GlobalLit Working Papers 13. The Persian Vernacularization of the Rhetorical Figures Laff wa-nashr and Tafsīr

    Author(s):
    Kayvan Tahmasebian (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Kristof D'hulster
    Editor(s):
    Rebecca Ruth Gould
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Global Literary Theory
    Subject(s):
    Islam--Study and teaching, Persian literature, Poetics, Poetry, Rhetoric
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    GlobalLit, Islamic studies, laff wa-nashr, literary theory, Middle Eastern Literatures, Poetics and poetry, tafsir, translation of poetry
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/hdaz-fv74
    Abstract:
    In Arabic and Persian rhetoric, laff wa-nashr or laff-u-nashr is a structuring device. It involves creating a one-to-one correspondence between two or more sets of words across verses or hemistiches of a poem. Laff wa-nashr was in use by the earliest Persian poets but only came to be named as such for the first time in Persian in the fourteenth century handbook of rhetorical figures Daqā’iq al-shiʿr (Minutia of Poetry) by Tāj al-Ḥalwā’ī, after the trope had gained currency in Arabic terminology by Arabic rhetoricians al-Sakkākī (d. 626/1229) and al-Qazwīnī. They used it as a rhetorical term in their analyses of the Qur’anic language. This working paper elaborates on laff-u-nashr in classical Persian handbooks of rhetorical figures, its typology, its development from another rhetorical figure, tafsīr, with translations from Rādūyānī, Waṭwāṭ, Shams-i Qays Rāzī, Tāj al-Ḥalvā’ī, Sharaf al-Dīn Rāmī, and Vāʾiẓ Kāshifī.
    Notes:
    This series is part of a project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 759346.) For more working papers of the series, visit https://globallit.hcommons.org/licit-magic-working-papers/. For a presentation of the series, visit https://medium.com/global-literary-theory.
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