عنوان مقاله [English]
Seyed Ali Salehi can be considered as the most famous representative of colloquial poetry who has sought new poetic possibilities in spoken discourse. His understanding of colloquial language and his mastery in using it have made it possible for him to create a new generation of modern poetry which retains conversational elements as its chief characteristic. Ali Salehi uses colloquial language as the basis of poetic developments so much so that his poetic and artistic techniques have entered everyday language while obeying its rules. Concepts like intimacy, attraction, and affection constitute the chief themes of his poetry which come to existence due to Salehi's addressing tone, his overwhelming use of narration and conversational techniques such as dialogue, interior monologues and aside and also, speech tones and movements like complaint, recommendation, reminding and blaming, thus forming a close intimate relationship with his audience. His symbolism is a synthesis of speech and objective-subjective elements as well as signs which reveal his feelings and thoughts. The present article examines the extent Salehi has used the possibilities of colloquial language and its correspondence with symbolic mentality and thought. To do this, the role of colloquial language and Salehi’s symbolism in shaping salient features of his poetry are analyzed. ‘Realism,’ ‘reader-centeredness,’ ‘emotionalism,’ ‘socialism,’ and ‘nostalgic feelings’ get analyzed here. These features correspond with both his colloquialism and his symbolism, formally and semantically.
Key Words: Colloquial Language, Symbol, Colloquial Poetry, Seyed Ali Salehi, Affection, Addressee.