Glossary beginning with T

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The pen-name used by a poet, especially in the last couplet of a qasida, serving as a signature and suggesting artistic or spiritual humility.


A response to, or emulation of, other writers’ texts as a poetic technique and demonstration of literary skill. Persian poets aimed to place their work in a literary continuum connecting them to the past as well as the future.


Adjective describing the characteristics of the dynasty of the great conqueror Tamerlane. In the late 14th century, he incorporated large parts of Iran, the Caucasus, Iraq and Syria into his territories.