Questions tagged [kahlil-gibran]

Questions about the works of the Lebanese-American writer Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931) and his life as a writer. He is best known for 'The Prophet' (1923, in English). For questions about writings of his that were published in Arabic, add the tag [arabic-literature].

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Why is love a “he” to Kahlil Gibran?

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you, follow him, ...
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Why does the bow have to be stable in “The Prophet”?

I find the poetic imaginary in this verse from kind of disturbing: And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They ...
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What does stanza 4 of Defeat by Kahlil Gibran mean?

I love Defeat (by Kahlil Gibran) but I don't understand these lines in the fourth stanza of this poem: Defeat, my Defeat, my bold companion, You shall hear my songs and my cries and my silences, And ...
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The meaning of the poem “Crucified” by Kahlil Gibran

I am a high school student, and my assignment was to find intertextuality of the crucifixion of Christ and write a reflection about it. I was surfing on the web, and found a poem called "Crucified" ...
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Is my controlling idea for my poem analysis accurate?

This is my current controlling idea of my essay on the poem "On Pleasure": "The speaker challenges the idea of pleasure in the minds of the audience, and argues that pleasure is an ...
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What is the point hidden behind this short story about ants from Khalil Jebran's book

I read this story from Khalil Jebran's book, but for some reasons, I can't get to the point of understanding of the wisdom behind it: Three ants met on the nose of a man who was asleep in the sun. ...