عنوان مقاله [English]
Nazari Ghohestani is a 7th and 8th century poet. He was born in the village of Fodaj in Birjand and died there. There is disagreement about the reason for his nickname. Some have attributed his nickname ‘Nazari’ to his thinness and weakness or his relation to Nazar Mostansar Ibn Ismail. Azhar and Mazhar is the only poem of this poet written in the eighth century. This poem has always been considered as a lyric due to a Hazaj meter. But what seems contradictory is that lyrical verses are purely romantic and have very few descriptions of war. This research seeks to find the linguistic type of this poem through analytical work, statistical analysis and the SIMIA phonometric software. The prosodic and phonetic characteristics of the poem such as monorhym (low and simple verbs), high frequency of plosives and many abbreviations have given the poem proximity to the language of epic. Also, the rhetorical features are based on the frequency of exaggerations, similes and metaphors. These features provide evidence for the epic nature of the poem. The words in this work are mostly perceptible, and the epic impression created by the proper use of words is high. The content characteristics such as objective addresses with the pronoun "you", masculine gender of language, low presence of women, and high imaginative descriptions set the work close to the epic language.