عنوان مقاله [English]
Remind of organisms, especially animals, is one of the ways of creating life and motion in artistic and literary illustration. In this way, images could be removed from recession and its effectiveness and influence could be increased. Accordingly, one of the functions of naming the animals in Nahj al-Balagha is the role that it plays in creating images. This research which is done by descriptive – analytic has recognized thirty three species of animals in Nahj al-Balagha. This mention is for several reasons; sometimes as a real one and for creation and descriptions, the mission, rights and religious laws, statement of Allah’s knowledge, resurrection and eschatology, or in some cases, it have been considered due to the expressive elements such as simile, metaphor, and irony.In Nahj al-Balagha, many illustrations of the world, moral virtues and vices, sin, virtue, war escaping and so on have been depicted by various aspects of animals.