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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Imagery and imagination are the essential components of poetry in such a way that they can be regarded as differentiating factor, separating prose from poetry. In other words, imagination is the very essence of poetry. In this article attempt is made to investigate the common grounds between the Old Persian poetry with Contemporary poetry in terms of poetic criteria such as similarities in imagery, and the function of elements involved in imagination. These elements are either taken from the nature which exists throughout all times and places and is constant, yet differs from the geographical and regional point of view, or they are environmental phenomena which tend to change with the passage of time and change in the mode of living. Thus, the strongest bond between these two styles could have been made on the basis of elements of nature and their function in imagery. With the aid of such criteria, one can judge whether there is a bond between the two styles or they are entirely different.