Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose شماره 50

volume Number : 13
number In Volume : 4
issue Number : 50

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Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
volume Number 13، number In Volume 4، ، issue Number 50

An Investigation of Rhetorical Functions in Rumi's Sonnets

Zahra Irani, Malek Mohammad Farokhzad(Author in Charge), Reza Heydari Nouri

Abstract
One of the approaches in "Apostrophe" is to employ direct statements in conveying meanings. The advantages of the direst statement are as follows: affecting the audience more, better conveying the supposed meaning and making the audience mentally prepared for the desired meaning. Among mystical poems, Rumi"s have a special impact on the audience. This worthy attribute is intensified by his penetrating language and occasionally by the mysterious silence he imposes in his poems. His silence does not derive from his incapability and helplessness; rather, it is a medium to convey a more transcendental meaning. Based on the structuralism of Jacobson and Ephrat concerning the communicative function of words between the speaker and the addressee, a meaning is conveyed through a physical channel. This theory is proposed in the six following forms: provoking, meta-lingual, emotional, empathetic, literary and referential. In this study, these factors are applied to analyze the silence and its examples in Rumi"s sonnets.

Keyword
Jacobson , Ephrat , Rumi , Sham's Sonnets , Rhetorical silence

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