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Kahlil Gibran

What are some of the poetic devices used in the poem "Song of the Rain" by Kahlil Gibran? This is the poem :- I am...

The field and cloud are personified as lovers, and the rain is compared, via metaphor, to a "messenger of mercy." The speaker, the rain, says, The field and the cloud are loversAnd between them I...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2017 1:06 pm UTC

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Kahlil Gibran On Children

Since this is a multi-part question, I will focus on some ideas to help out with two of the sections.In this poem, Gibran suggests that children do not belong to their parents in an effort to show...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 1:34 am UTC

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Discuss the concept of masks in Kahlil Gibran's The Madman.

Throughout The Madman—a collection of parables and poems—Kahlil Gibran explores the way in which we all too often hide our true selves behind a mask that we present to the world. In Gibran's...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 9:37 am UTC

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Comment on the expression, "When I cry the hills laugh," from "Song of the Rain."

This is a prime example of what's called a pathetic fallacy, which is the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate objects and animals. In the above excerpt, we can see that the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 5:50 am UTC

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What are the interpretations of Khalil Gibran's "The Madman," and how are his thoughts and style highlighted in this...

This series of prose-poems or meditations examine what happens when we strip away our masks to stand naked before ourselves and God. Gibran describes this state as one of both freedom and...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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Can someone provide an interpretation or paraphrase of the poem "Song of the Rain" by Kahlil Gibran?

This poem is an extended metaphor and rain is personified. It is much easier to understand if you catch from the very beginning that the speaker (the voice of the poem) is the rain itself. I urge...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2011 4:03 am UTC

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