Analysis of Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 03

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)

I was in Diarbekr, the guest of an old man, who possessed abundant wealth and a beautiful son. One night he narrated to me that he had all his life no other son but this boy, telling me that in the locality people resorted to a certain tree in a valley to offer petitions and that he had during many nights prayed at the foot of the said tree, till the Almighty granted him this son. I overheard the boy whispering to his companion: ‘How good it would be if I knew where that tree is that I might pray for my father to die.’ Moral: The gentleman is delighted that his son is intelligent and the boy complains that his father is a dotard.

Years elapse without thy visiting
The tomb of thy father.
What good hast thou done to him
To expect the same from thy son?

Scheme X XXXX
Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 1101011111101010100100111110111111111101111101100010010010101010010110010011110101110110111001010111110101100110101111111111111111111011100100101011110100001011110101 101011100 011110 1111111 10101111
Characters 838
Words 152
Sentences 7
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 4
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 120
Words per line (avg) 30
Letters per stanza (avg) 299
Words per stanza (avg) 75
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Saadi Shirazi was a major Persian poet and prose write of the medieval period. more…

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