عنوان مقاله [English]
Versimilitude in Mathnavi anecdotes is an attempt to reflect their social functions as well as the ways of using realistic elements in the fictive world. This article through studying the sympathetic link between the story-teller and different social classes, proves how the anecdotes reflect the behavior and speech of these people. In the next step, the article shows the development of the anecdotes possessing religious themes. Then it becomes clear that the typical characters are made out of the real ones in order to make a relation between reality and fiction. Finally, considering the three general forms of sayings and proverbs in Mathnavi as the representations of a link between the story-teller and various social classes, the allegorical metalinguistic aspect of this communication will be analyzed.