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    The NAANI is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to any particular subject, but generally depends upon human relations and current statements.

    The naani has no set rhyme scheme, nor definitive syllables layout per line, but must consist of 20 to 25 syllables within the four lines. The naani is attributed to renowned Telugu poet Dr. N. Gopi.


    Example by Bollimuntha Venkata Ramana Rao:

    excerpt from Naani

    In-between four walls
    A loneliness with deep silence
    Became paleness
    When book accosts.

    In-between
    Language and slang
    Arise the difference
    Who are noble?


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006
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