Volume 1, Issue 1 (2013)                   CFL 2013, 1(1): 93-118 | Back to browse issues page

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  Riddles (Chistan) is one of the genres of Iranians official literature and cultures. Riddle (Crux) is a kind of fun literary work, which has educational and cultural function too. This genre has many different forms and names in the local literature of different regions of Iran; some of which include: Chyzchyzk, Mattaloukeh, Vagoushak, Teshlanouk, Chachak, Chenchen, Chucheh, Chichiki, Chawcheh, Mataal, Mas’aleh, Tapmajalar, and alik. This paper examines the literary and artistic aspects of this genre, and explains its corresponding themes. In addition to finding its formal and semantic structure and morphology in different areas of iran, we further investigate types, functions and themes, and analyze the implications of Riddles. The study of this literal genre in our folklore will familiarize us with various ways of exploiting our free times, and on how prepare and educate our children and teenagers so that they enter the real-life arena.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Popular literature
Received: 2013/10/8 | Accepted: 2013/04/21 | Published: 2014/01/28

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