Introduction: The Character of Qəne

Part 1 The character of Qəne

In this section we will look into the characteristics of Qəne that make it distinct from other poetry traditions. Some of the subjects we will examine are: Whether Qəne is dependent on one particular language; the spontaneous character of Qəne (Impromptu poetry); the classification and sources of Qəne and Qəne traditions of Nät’äqa, Gəlbät’a, and Tämäst’o.