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Badīʿ in Persian Language and Literature
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Badīʿ in Persian Language and Literature. Al-Rādūyānī’s Tarjumān al-balāgha, composed in the 5th/11th century, is the earliest Persian work on ʿilmal-badīʿ (‘figures of speech’, the art of arranging words of a discourse with elegance and precision, and expressing the ideas in an aesthetically pleasing manner), balāgha (eloquence) and ʿilm al-bayān (a branch of rhetoric, dealing with metaphorical language). The book is b…

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Rahimian, Hormoz and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Badīʿ in Persian Language and Literature”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000024>
First published online: 2015

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