عنوان مقاله [English]
Fakhr which is loosely called boasting poem is Persian literature is one of those literary genres which has been regarded among poetic intentions in ancient sources. Since the most famous Fakhriāt in Persian literature consist of boasting about poetic art and eloquence and they are mostly originated from professional rivalries or personal and social desperations, they show some similarities with other genres and literary intentions belonging to this origin like eulogies, oaths and elegies. Such similarities are so much that these works were sometimes mixed with each other and appeared in the form of a single work. However, according to our definition and argument in this paper, Fakhr includes other works which either have not been known to date or were not classified under this genre. This study aims to achieve a more scientific definition and classification of this genre by focusing on necessary theoretical elements and also exploring its various instances and similar genres.