Ruba'i

Arabic-Persian poem in fixed form

Rubāʿī (Persian: رباعی‎, rubāʿiyy, plural: رباعيات‎, rubāʿiyāt) or chāhārgāna (Persian: چهارگانه‎) is the term for a quatrain, a poem or a verse of a poem consisting of four lines. It refers specifically to a form of Persian poetry, or its derivative form in English and other languages. In classical Persian poetry, the ruba'i is written as a four-line (or two-couplet) poem, with a rhyme-scheme AABA or AAAA.This is an example of a ruba'i from Rūmī's Dīwān-i Shams:
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genre: Ruba'i

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