by on November 27, 2020

Elements of a good shayari are —

  • Selection of words which makes understanding of your ashar simple for listeners
  • Use of rhyming words makes it more attractive
  • Way of reciting
  • Emotions should be very clear in your lines
  • Use of urdu urdu is core of shayari


A sher is a couplet which has a meaning of it's own, and also can be part of a Ghazal, which is a collection of shers with a binding theme. A "good" sher, therefore has to have profound meaning attached to it. Like any great love Shayarii, it must transcend time and space to sound equally relevant, pleasing/shocking/saddening or however the poet intended it to be.
Example of a good sher:
Itni waaqif hain meri qalam mere jasbaaton se,
Main ishq bhi likhna chahoon, inquilab likh aati hain.

So familiar, my pen is,with my emotions,
It writes of revolution even when I write of love.


More Resources:

Romantic Love Shayari

Sad Love Shayari

Urdu Poetry

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Topics: shayari
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