Intellectual and Literary Tendencies of Children Poems in Iran

Tahereh Taghavi Shavazi, Ali Edalati, Zainab Ghadar Band Shirazifard


In the article, it was tried to consider intellectual and literary tendencies of children poems in Iran by analyzing the contents and some children poems as well. Different periods of Iranian literary history on children literature have been investigated in the study. As in the world, for wars and diseases, Iran has also a history full of ups and downs which has appeared in the poems composed by children poets and in the study, it has been tried to analyze the appearances. Undoubtedly, poems have a deep and constructive effect on a human life – whether a child or an adult. A poet composes, in his or her poem, feelings and needs such as sadness, happiness, fear, hope, and all good and bad effects in the life. And, the children poets compose their own desires for the children who once will make society adults. From the beginning of composing poems for children, purposes of the poets have been either to educate them or they wanted to impose their own social and political purposes in poems to children; and each of them has composed his/her poems in a national, religious national or religious space. In compositions whose origins are sometimes the national belief, the Iranian children poet employs national myths, heroes, ancient and mythological stories, mostly Iranian characters in Persian literature masterpiece, Shahnameh, in his/her poem. And sometimes, national and religious beliefs are both themes of Iranian children poems.

Keywords: Children Poem, National Tendency, Religious, Religious National, Classic, Modern Classic.

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