Afsaneh is a poem by Nima Yoshij and the Manifesto of She'r-e Nimaa'i, published in December 1923. Afsaneh was very new in various aspects, including the way it was expressed and the texture, and led to the emergence of a new school of poetry in Iranian poetry.[1] Nima Yoshij dedicated this poem to his teacher, Nizam Vafa.[2]

by Nima Yooshij
Original titleافسانه
Publication dateDecember 1923

What divides contemporary Iranian poetry into two periods before and after Afsaneh is not the meter and new rhythm experiences nor the variety of popular literature used in it, but the kind of narrative hidden in it that expresses the superior reality.[3]

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