Taleb Amoli

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Muhammad Amoli
Mystic Poet
Born16th century - 1586
Amol, Iran
Died17th century - 1627
InfluencedNima Yooshij
Tradition or genre

Sayyid Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Taleb Amoli or Talib Amuli and Talib Amoli (Persian: طالب آملی‎, also aka Ashub, Talib, Taleba and Malek Al Shoara Taleb) (b. Mazandaran 1586 - d. India 1627) Iranian Tabari poet was of the early 17th century. He was the poet laureate of the Mughal emperor Jahangir from 1629 till his death. His poetry is in the “Indian Style” of Persian language.[1][2] A poetry collection (divan) and the poem Talib and Zohre are the works that are left of him today. Taleb played a crucial role in the rapid transformation of poetic style at the beginning of the 17th century. His work gave a free rein to the tendency toward conceptualism (Fantasy) in the “fresh style” (later known as the Indian Style) that had begun to emerge a generation earlier in the poetry of Naẓiri and ʿOrfi. Like them, Taleb showed his indebtedness to the past by imitating poems of renowned predecessors such as Khaqani in the Qasida and Saadi Shirazi, Amir Khusrow, and Hafez in the Ghazal. At the same time, he gave a new vitality to conventional images and common idioms by exploring their full figurative implications, a procedure Taleb himself revealingly dubs his ṭarz-e esteʿāre (‘metaphorical style'). [3][4][5]

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  • The Elements of Semantic Ambiguity in the Poetry of Talib Amoli
  • Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences - literature.ut.ac
  • Network Comprehensive Book Gisoom