Stylistics and the analysis of an ode by Sa’di, a Persian poet
Dr. Esmail Zare-Behtash, Dr. Fatemeh Elhami, Farzaneh Safarzadeh

The main idea of this paper is stylistics, a branch of linguistics concerned with the study of written language including literary texts. It helps to foster interpretative skills and provides students with a method of scrutinizing texts. The aim of this study is to analyze the features of stylistic framework proposed by Professor Blake inAn Introduction tothe Language of Literature against the ode 169 of Sa’di, one of the greatest figures in classical Persian Literature, highly respected for hisghazals. Blake in his book investigates literary texts from different point of views such as sentence structure, noun groups, other groups involved verb groups and adverb groups, vocabulary, sound and pattern, pragmatics and literary text, and finally cohesion. The results of the study show how this poem is well organized and considerable both within the sentence and beyond the sentence. The poem has much been textured in its cohesion. Although it seems to be an uncomplicated poem, it has many features which link with other parts of the poem.

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