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The Last Lamb of Jesus and allusion to it in contemporary Persian literature


Stories of prophets is one of the major sources of allusions in Persian literary texts that poets employ it for creation the poetic images. One of the prophets that Persian poets have attention to various aspects of his personality and life is Jesus. Persian classic poets in allusions to the life of Jesus is often considered to Islamic sources, especially the Holy Quran but contemporary poets, especially modernist poets in addition to the Islamic tradition, mention the narratives of the Gospels.Some of these allusions are rare allusions in Persian poetry and they often need to refer to the Bible and Gospels.Awareness these allusions help to better understanding the poems and enjoying of reading them. One of these rare allusions is the last lamb or sheep of Jesus in the works of Forough Farrokhzad, Mehdi Akhavan Sales, Ali Mousavi Garmaroudi and Houshang Golshiri. The purpose of this article is analyze this allusion according to Gospels and Christian traditions.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Pathology of Schools and Approaches to Adaptive Literature
Received: 2016/05/25 | Accepted: 2017/11/13 | Published: 2017/11/22

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