Hafez | Critical Essay by Michael Glinz

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Hafez.
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Critical Essay by Michael Glinz

SOURCE: "The Poet's Heart: A Polyfunctional Object in the Poetic System of the Ghazal," in Intoxication, Earthly and Heavenly: Seven Studies on the Poet Hafiz of Shiraz, edited by Michael Glunz and J. Christoph Burgel, Peter Lang, Inc., 1991, pp. 53-68.

In the following essay, Glunz explores the many metaphorical meanings and functions Hafiz derives from the word "heart."

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When we look at the frequency-list of lexical items in Hafiz' divan1 we find that the item 'dil' (heart) ranks 19th in a field of 4810 items and is far ahead of any other noun. This alone would justify an inquiry into the special function or functions the heart fulfills in the type of poetry that has reached its perfection in the Diwan-i Hafiz, i.e. the ghazal.

For the purpose of our inquiry it would be enough...

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