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An Analysis of the Literary Structure of the Zand i Wahman Yasn
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
2012 (English)In: Iranian Studies, ISSN 0021-0862, E-ISSN 1475-4819, Vol. 45, no 2, 243-260 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article it is maintained that the extant Zand i Wahman Yasn is a work which was composed to be recited orally. In it mythological and historical material familiar to both storyteller and audience is woven into an integral text whose purpose is to interpret contemporary events. An analysis of each chapter shows how various rhetorical devices belonging to every level of language are used to underscore the contents and give cohesion to the text. These devices include alliteration and assonance, grammatical parallelism, and clusters of synonyms. Different types of dialogues and monologues are discussed and comparisons are made with other extant texts with apocalyptic themes.

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2012. Vol. 45, no 2, 243-260 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-259766DOI: 10.1080/00210862.2011.617158ISI: 000302020000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-259766DiVA: diva2:845356
Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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