عنوان مقاله [English]
Nizami Ganjavi made ceremonial and lyrical story style as perfect as possible at the end of the 6th century AH. After him, many poets such as Hatefi have tried to manifest their artistic skills through writing similar poetry books, although none of them have reached the outstanding status of Nizami. This study aims to analyze the literary elements in two romances named “Khosrow and Shirin” by Nizami and “Shirin and Khosrow” by Hatefi, and by identifying their pros and cons, it seeks a deeper and better understanding of them. In this research, the distinct features of these two books in terms of literary elements (conflict, challenge, denouement, incident), characterization, and setting are explored. This paper shows that Hatefi has not accomplished well in imitating Nizami’s romance poetry so the literary elements have weakly been represented throughout his poetry leading to a less developed plot compared to Nizami’s. The present research has been conducted using descriptive analysis.