The Muhyi’s Arz-i Hal Which was Written by Elifname Style

Divan poet used the letters in many literary arts such as muamma, lugaz, mühmel, hayfa, leb degmez not worthy and in many literary arts and in various miscellaneous, metaphors and dreams. A style in which poets demonstrate their skills through letters are elifnames. In Turkish literature, many elifnames were written in every century from the first period to the 19th century. Various classifications were made on the elifnâmes according to the order from the letter elif to the letter ye and where the letters are in the couplets, bend and quatrains, ie according to their shape characteristics and purpose. The elifnames, which have different shape features and can be written in different verse forms such as ghazal, kaside, small mesnevi, murabba, müseddes, are predominantly religious. This article focuses on the Muhyi’s arz-ı hal written by elifname style. Muhyi used an unusual method while writing this arz-ı hal. The poet asks fatwa from müfti to let up. Therfore ,he praise the mufti and he wants the mufti to give a fatwa about love for the pain of love. At the entrance of our study, general information about elifnames and elifname classifications will be given and the elifname is examined in terms of style and content. At the end of the article, the transcribed text of the elifname will be given. Thus, the arz-ı hal which is written by elifname style will be introduced to the literature and contribute to the studies on elifnames will be provided.


Divan literature, elifname, Muhyi, Arz-ı hal

Author : Özkan UZ - Enes YILDIZ
Number of pages: 1587-1601
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Turkish Studies - Language and Literature
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