The standing of the narrator in the poems of Pir Sultan Abdal
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The poems of Pir Sultan Abdal can be characterized as the spokesman for a dissident appraisal reflecting the periphery's feelings of rebellion and revenge, and thus, in this same context, as the collective products of tradition The narrator who speaks out of this appraisal, while standing in opposition to the established order, does this with an expression that pursues civil rights, rebels, and signals resistance. Therefore, despite their occasional display of lyrical features, the poems of Pir Sultan are, generally speaking, poems with a story to tell and a message to convey. These poems, which are the products of collective consciousness, present an enriching material in terms of plot and characters, as they rely on story telling. This article will, taking the narrator into consideration, look into the kind of conflict included in the poems, and thus into the ways in which the feelings of reprisal and rebellion are given utterance, through the narrator identity of Pir Sultan speaking from inside this collective appraisal. It will also examine how the characters are positioned and what kinds of images are picked in order to create this atmosphere. In this context, the emphasis will be on the kind of social environment projected by the narrator and on the kind of appraisal he speaks out of.