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The Structure of Motifs in the Story of Hani and Shaimorid. CFL. 2022; 9 (42) :41-78
URL: http://cfl.modares.ac.ir/article-11-58493-en.html
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The Baluch people are rich in culture, inheriting a unique indigenous values and literature. In Baluchi literature, there are epical poems and love stories that date back to centuries ago. Hani and Shaimorid is the most famous one which has a similar status in Baluch literature as to that of Laila and Majnoon in Persian literature. These two characters enamored love after years of separation, reaching a mystical conjugal, and according to the Baluch people, they are like Khedr and Elias who achieved eternal life and are known as the "old live". There are many narrations and poems about this ancient story. Minstrels, also known in Baluchi as "Pahlavanan", have been the most important sources of the poems from one generation to another. The narrators have used various motifs adding to its richness. In this article, the structure of motifs in this story is studied in four sections: "Motifs of love, imposture, dignity and mysticism". The story begins with the motif of modesty "Promise and Covenant" and ends with the motif of the dignity of the "disappearance" of the two main heroes. This story, like other Baluchi poems, is unknown among non-Baluch. The poems and narrations of this research have been collected from Minstrels and narrators in the field. While summarizing the two narrations, the main points and motifs of this story were analyzed
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Public literature of Sistan and Baluchestan
Received: 2021/05/31 | Accepted: 2021/11/3 | Published: 2022/01/7

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