عنوان مقاله [English]
Chelsoro means forty songs or forty single verses in Laki language taken in the form of foretelling, and it used to realize the end of the intention that the person receiving the divination has in his heart. This pleasant tradition is one of the literary manifestations of Lorestan, Ilam and Kermanshah regions. It has a long history among the people of these areas. The beloved has a special place in the verses of this type.
Therefore, in the present article, the image of the beloved in the verses of this viewpoint has been studied in order to understand this literary tradition in the Iranian culture and literature community well. Additionally, the image of the beloved in the verses of Chelsoro is explained. The obtained results of the present research, in descriptive-analytical method, have shown that distinctive physical characteristics, metaphors, and similes with different similarities and elements separate the lover of forty verses from the well-known lover songs of Persian literature, which is undoubtedly affected by the environment and geographical conditions of the western regions of the country.