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veiskarami O, Rezaei M, kia H. Ekhtelaj in folklore and its reflection in Persian Literature. CFL 2017; 5 (18) :47-65
URL: http://cfl.modares.ac.ir/article-11-8611-en.html
1- Master student of persion language and literature at semnan university
2- Assistant and faculty member of semnan university
3- Assistant professor of persion and literature group at semnan university
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Folklore makes up a vast part of a society’s culture and literature. To have a fine understanding of what one is looking for beliefs, culture and civilization of any society and its folklore should precisely be studied. This also can be helpful in understanding the vague and problematic areas found in old literary texts and poetry.
Of Iranian's folklore is Ekhtelaj which is considered unintentional both in ancient and modern medicine. The early people attributed what might happen a person himself, his relatives and / or properties to Ekhtelaj and made predictions which are not justifiable based on ancient and modern medicine as well as modern psychology.
Ekhtelaj was so influencing among people and their folklore that exists in all written literary works( i.e. prose and verse).This can be found in Kelileh and Demnneh,in works of old poets (e.g Khaghani, Nizami,Kamaladin Isfahani,Sa'eb Tabrizi) as well as contemporary poets (e.g.Forough Farokhzad and Gheisar Aminpour).
To collect information, survey library methods were used. The present research deals with this leading issue in Persian literature. It has been given a try to define its literal definition, discuss its idiomatic concept, elaborate on its physiological aspect and then the most important part focuses on Ekhtelaj in folklore and its reflection in Persian Literature. The study results reveal that Ekhtelaj was a main element in ancient Iranian's folklore and its occurrence would be interpreted as a case of something good and /or something unpleasant.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Popular literature
Received: 2017/08/30 | Accepted: 2017/12/11 | Published: 2017/12/13

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