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Shahiditabar M, Pourghasemian H. Cognitive Study of Ghazal: A Comparative and Corpus-based Study. CLRJ 2021; 9 (3) :57-85
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-52652-en.html
1- Imam Sadiq University , shahiditabar@isu.ac.ir
2- Qom University of Technology
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This study aims to consider ghazal/sonnet from conceptual metaphor perspective (Lakoff, 1980). The corpus used in the study contains 24 poems (189 couplets) in Persian, Azerbaijani Turkish and English. The results of the paper show that the most frequent target domain in ghazal is “love”. Moreover, central conceptual metaphors in “love” are: A) in Persian: LOVE IS JOURNEY, LOVE IS WINE, LOVE IS TIE, LOVE IS FIRE, LOVE IS AWAKENING, LOVE IS DEAL. B) in Azerbaijani Turkish: LOVE IS OPPRESSION, LOVE IS WAITING, LOVE IS TURNING/TAWAF, LOVE IS SPRING, LOVE IS WINE, LOVE IS SERMON. C) in English: LOVE IS LIVE, LOVE IS UNSTABLE, LOVE IS PARADOX. This study also confirms that linguistic form has a direct influence on conceptual metaphor occurrence in ghazal. According to the findings of the current paper, the central conceptual metaphor plays a key role in versification. That is, central conceptual metaphor in ghazal seems to be the stimulus to the poet.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Comparative research
Received: 2021/05/18 | Accepted: 2021/08/9 | Published: 2021/11/1

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