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This article is about the poetry stanza. For river with same name, see Matla River. For the island and country, see Malta.

The Matla (Arabic: مطلع) is the first sher, or couplet, of a ghazal, a collection of poems in Urdu or Persian poetry.It is possible, although extremely rare, for there to be more than one matla in a ghazal; in this case the second is referred to as matla-e-sani, literally the second matla. It is important part because it establishes the overall form and mood of the entire ghazal.

The defining feature of the matla is that both verses of the couplet rhyme, or expressed in technical terminology, both verses end with the qaafiyaa and radif of the ghazal. In fact, the purpose of the matla is to define the qaafiya and radif for the rest of the ghazal.


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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:33:51 -0700

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:18:45 -0700

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The Hindu
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Matla actually states all the rules to be followed by the rest of the couplets. While in a matla, both the misras must end with the same words (radif), for the rest of the ashaa'r of the ghazal, only the second line must have the radif. For example ...
 
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:12:53 -0700

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:03:08 -0700

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:41:15 -0700

The 25-year-old man is believed to have argued with his girlfriend when he pulled out a knife and stabbed the child. Matla a Bana's Monique Strydom said, “It's a terrible case and there is no excuse because he intended to harm the child, he is supposed ...
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