Abstract: This study examines and compares the stylistic similarities and metaphors in Shahnameh composed by Ferdowsi and Borzoonameh composed by Mohammed Koosaj, linguistically and literally. The study suggests that the largest differentiation and superiority of the Shahnameh epic similes and metaphors than that of Borzoonameh is the balance and fit in them that creates balance and harmony between the form and content and genre as a whole, the comparison units of Shahnameh and its coordination are the same as that of the Iranians current century taste and imagination. Breathtaking, superior and specific characteristics of Shahnameh are the use of simile, metaphor and imagery by Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi ablemind enters the realm of iron statue of epic imposing and with subtle mastery and skill app. lies vivid metaphor to portrait violent scenes and voice of swords and cries so beautifully that never seems unusual and separated from the environment. The outcome of this research can be considered as a scientific answer to the question of the reason behind popularity and superiority of Shahnameh over other national epics in particular Borzoonameh.
Mohtasham Mohammadi and Keyhan Shahriari, 2016. The Stylistic Similarities and Metaphors in Shahnameh by Ferdowsi and Borzoonameh by Mohammad Koosaj. The Social Sciences, 11: 2322-2329.