African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Short Communication

Application of Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) in poems by Manochehri Damghani

  Fatemeh Mosazadeh-Sayadmahaleh1, Ghassem Habibi Bibalani*2  
  1Department of Persian language, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran. 2Department of Agriculture, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 March 2011
  •  Published: 31 May 2011

Abstract

 

Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as Judas tree, is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep-pink flowers in spring. Abu Najm Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Qaus Manuchehri, Also known as Manuchehri Damghani, was a royal poet of the 11th century in Persia. Cercis siliquastrumhas been used at 8 poetries lines that at 1 line used this plant in Metaphor and at 3 lines used in Simile. Judas tree has been used for Metaphor for beloved (in 1 line). Judas tree has been used for Simile for bird (in 1 line), ring (in 1 line) and Embryo (in 1 line).

 

Key words: Simile, Metaphor, Judas tree, Cercis siliquastrum, poems, Manuchehri Damghani.