عنوان مقاله [English]
In terms of scope and diversity of topic as well as historical antiquity, literature of the Middle East is outstanding among world literatures, and Persian literature, in particular, has acquired a special reputation in this regard. As a living and dynamic Indo-Iranian language, Kurdish is in closer affinity with Persian language than all the others in the same group and enjoys a historical link with it. This close affinity has affected Kurdish popular culture as well as literature. Although the prosody and meter of Kurdish poetry has been derived from the Behers of Arabic Prosody, the use of these Behers in classical Kurdish poetry is akin to that of ancient Persian poetry. Moreover, the meters employed to compose macaronic and Arabic poetry used by Kurdish men of letters, match the meters which Persian poets have used in composing macaronic and Arabic poetry. In this paper, in addition to elucidating such cases, a general conclusion of the discussion is also presented.