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Ketek
Related to Vorinism
World Roshar
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
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A ketek is a form of holy Vorin poetry which reads the same forward and backward (allowing for changes in verb form), and is also divisible into five sections, each of which also expresses a complete thought.

Examples[edit]

Above silence, the illuminating storms—dying storms—illuminate the silence above.
—A ketek by an illiterate dying Herdazian[1]
Radiant / of birthplace / the announcer comes / to come announce / the birthplace of Radiants.
—A ketek by Allahn[2]
Alight, winds approach deadly approaching winds alight.
—A ketek by Navani Kholin describing the meeting of the Everstorm with a highstorm[3]
You, always about dreams. My soul weeps. Farewell, weeping soul. My dreams . . . about, always, You.
—A ketek by Navani Kholin, mourning the death of her husband[4]
United, new beginnings sing: "Defying truth, love. Truth defy!" Sing beginnings, new unity.
—A ketek written by Jasnah Kholin for Shallan Davar's wedding celebration[5]

Trivia[edit]

The Part titles for books in The Stormlight Archive form keteks.

Notes[edit]

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