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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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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:29:21 -0700

Matla a Abana's Monique Strydom says it is alarming that victims of sexual abuse continues to become younger. “The reality is that perpetrators are desperately targeting younger girls and most probably the reason why is because children are not ...


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:05:30 -0700

Susan Matla from Henrietta holds her son, Parker, as his grandma, Penny Deisinger, paints his foot during a summer bash hosted by Parenting Village at Rothfuss Park in Penfield on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/@LaurenPetracca/ ...
Habs Eyes on the Prize (blog)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700

"I am shocked and appalled at obrand and his attack on a defenseless twitterer. Veritably Lucic-esque in it's assault." -Scott Matla. I, for one, am glad that Mike is going to face litigation; his mud-slinging and lying has hurt too many people. What ...

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Fars News Agency
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:48:45 -0700

Also, Nebo tactical radar system, Kasta surveillance radars, Matla' al-Fajr local radar system, national radar, a model of Shahab (Meteor) cosmic radar, a model of Samen radar, optimized Sky Guard radar system, high-altitude S-200 missile system, ...
Cape Business News
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:59:51 -0700

Comparative testing was done on the main mill gearbox at the Matla Power Station. Eskom currently operates 12 coal-fired power stations and rolling out the Matla example could potentially save the organisation millions of rands annually. The study ...
Times LIVE
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700

ANC provincial spokesman Oupa Matla denied the suspension of four heads of department was a purge of officials whose contracts were extended three months before Modise's departure. Since Mahumapelo took over the reigns in June, four officials have ...

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New Vision
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:41:15 -0700

Those from South Africa are; Group 5 and Twed and Matla Consultants.The other firms are; Eiffage Concessions from France, Consolidated Contractors group from Greece, Shikun and Binui Arison Group and SBI International Holding (Joint Venture) from ...

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