The RubÁiyÁt. Author: Omar Khayyám 1048-1131 (trans. By Edward FitzGerald in 1859). Cultural Background Information. http://www.farsinet.com/persiansinbible/images/persian_empire.jpg. About the Author. Well-educated
Author: Omar Khayyám 1048-1131
(trans. By Edward FitzGerald in 1859)
Rubai – 4-line poem in which lines 1,2,4 rhyme.
(plural = rubaiyat)
Metaphors – comparison of two things using figurative language.
(In The Rubaiyat, metaphors express themes (statements about human nature).
The Moving Finger* writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.