A critical approach on apt-transitions in Persian panegyric Odes up to the seventh century



There are some comments and examples on the qualities that make a panegyric apt-transition a good-one or a bad-one in Arabic and Persian rhetoric books. But a deeper look on the principles of rhetoric and the study of panegyric masters’ poems would lead us to get some more information about this subject. Analyzing some Persian panegyric poems and criticizing the opinions of the Persian and Arabic rhetoricians, this article focuses on the principles of a well-made apt-transition and, for the first time, analyses about thirty examples of weak apt-transitions and reveals their verbal faults.