عنوان مقاله [English]
Love is a reply to the riddle of human’s existence and a complete answer to his most profound need, for overcoming separation and liberation from loneliness prison. The concept of love in Shakespeare’s sonnets is very close to Persian literary texts. Sa’di’s sonnets are of the best love manifestations, and this love can be compared with that of Shakespeare. Chronically, Shakespeare is nearly three centuries far from Sa’di, but regarding content, there are remarkable resemblances in their sonnets.
This study was conducted in a meaning comparison approach aiming at comparing content and concept in Shakespeare’s sonnets with that of S’di’s. Some remarkable similarities were observed regarding meaning content between Shakespeare and Sa’di’s sonnets. First similarities and then differences were classified. Since the number of Sa’di’s sonnets is bigger than that of Shakespeare, the frequency of a single concept is higher in Sa’di’s sonnets; therefore, several examples from Sa’di are compared with one or a few examples from Shakespeare. Finally, it should be mentioned that this manuscript does not afford to cover all Sa’di and Shakespeare’s sonnets; however, it can be a clear perspective for more studies.