Ghaz­al (pro­nounced “guz­zle”), Per­sian poet­ic form with five or more rhyming cou­plets with a repeta­tive refrain, in a form of AA BA CA DA EA etc … [more] [sum­ma­ry] [infopage] [wikipedia] [AAP arti­cle] [jour­nal]


The Ghazal in the Modern Age

Goethe brought the ghaz­al to pop­u­lar­i­ty in 19th cen­tu­ry Ger­many, and the form has seen resur­gence today. “Ghaz­al of the Bright Body” by Sarah Sloat (West Branch 2006) is an excel­lent exam­ple of a con­tem­po­rary Eng­lish ghaz­al.

First published on February 27th, 2009 at 12:54 pm (EST) and last modified on February 27th, 2009 at 12:55 pm (EST).

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