Kâsım-ı Envâr'ın Enisü'l-Arifin Adlı Mesnevisinde Mum, Pervane ve Kelebek Arasındaki Münazara

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Kopuz Çetinkaya F.

Uluslararası Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-14, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Candle and moth are among the most commonly used concepts of classical Iranian

literature. These concepts have been a source of inspiration for poets and writers for many

years in both classical and contemporary Iranian literature. The moth and candle concepts

were interpreted in various ways by the poets who wrote in both mystic and lyric style and

carried to the present-day literature. Qasem-e Anwar, who is one of the important sufi

poets of the VIII / XIV century in classical Iranian literature, also included the story of

candle and moth in his corpus. In this study, the story which is written in disputation style

and is close to the structure of the classical candle and moth story but which also contains

differences, is discussed. Briefly, after the information about the author's life, the people he

was influenced, his work and language were transferred, the Persian text of the story and

its translation into Turkish was given. The difference determined according to other candle

and moth stories was determined and explained.