Author(s): Kaplan USTUNER
Ottoman literature is a poem tradition which has impressions of real life, although it remains in an important place with its fictional structure. History/chronic/isopsephic poems are noteworthy windows of Ottoman Literature to the world. History poems, which are written in various contents from the dates of birth to death and from appointment to dismissal, are texts that illuminate its period of socio-cultural structure.
In the study, it has been introduced to the literature world an Ottoman poet living in 18. Century Silahsor Ibrahim Yaver’s texts of history poems, which are registered in a miscellaneous/periodical/journal with 06 Mil. Yz. A. 1793 archive number in National Library, by transcribing with a comprehensive review. It has been identified 164 history poems of yaver in the miscellaneous/periodical/journal mentioned before. These poems, which were written between the years 1144-1180 AH in about 35 years of period, generally consist of 1 or 2 couplets as accepted generally. In the poems, it has been preferred aruz prosody/wezni which is often used in Turkish Literature. The contents of history poems are variable, whose rhyme schemes are mostly in the form of gazelle/ode or verse.