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The ghazal is a widely-used but poorly-understood poetic genre and style, originating in panegyric Arabic verse and adapted (approximately) into contemporary English poetry. In this article I will be touching on the history of the ghazal, its original Arabic form, and the various ways it's been adapted into English. I will also be spotlighting some great ghazals from deviantART and around the 'net.
Please note that the English ghazal, like English haiku, has a handful of forms and aesthetics and no one is more "right" than others; for less confusion I am sticking to the better-known aesthetics in this treatment, and especially to those more frequently seen in literary magazines. Feel free to chime in on the comments with anything you'd like to add regarding other aesthetics.
The Arabic Ghazal
Arabic ghazals ( غزليات - ghazaliyyat ) have been around a long time, much longer t
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