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Ghazal

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Department
English (Arts)
Course
ENGL 345
Professor
Nathalie Cooke
Semester
Fall

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Ghazal - traditionally, it's a form of short, lyrical poetry. it originates in the later 7th century - popular in music, especially in Urdu, Turkish, Persian and Arabic - the metre is up to the poet, but there are usually between 5-15 lines - written in closed couplets; they are able to be rearranged without damaging the poem - monorhyme (aa, ba, ca, da...) - they put in their name in the last line (or an alias) Even the Rain - even the rain is repeated at the end of the first two couplets, and then the second line of every couplet - 13 syllables - he uses his own name Traditional Ghazal - when it's in persian, it is correct, but translating it
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