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Kahlil Gibran on Love

Assignment 2.3- The Prophet Excerpt Project
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Jacquelyn Saums

on 16 November 2012

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Transcript of Kahlil Gibran on Love

Kahlil Gibran
on Love To sum up what Kahlil Gibran is talking about when he explains his wisdom on love,
it is basically that you need to let yourself be in love. He suggests that you just relax, and let love take you where it is going to take you. Don't try to control the path you are headed down because you won't be able to. You just have to trust that love will guide you the right way. And although you may get hurt sometimes, and that pain is going to be hard,
you just have to remember that in the end
it is all going to be worth it.
"When love beckons you,
follow him." SUMMARY "When you love you should not say,
"God is in my heart," but rather, "I am
in the heart of God." And think not you
can direct the course of love, for love,
if it finds you worthy, directs your
course." WHY? Why would Kahlil Gibran write about love this way? I
believe that when writing this excerpt Gibran was trying
to get the point across that love is going to treat you right
at times and other times it is going to treat you wrong. I
think his purpose was to get the message across to
people that you should not be afraid to let yourself love,
but that you should be thankful that you are able to love.
I believe his purpose in writing this was to encourage
people to allow themselves to feel comfortable loving
others, and to not shy away from it. Literary
Devices How Does This
Connect To Me? If someone were to ask me why I chose this specific excerpt to
analyze I would tell them that it was the only one that caught my eye. Being at my age right now, I am beyond curious on what love is and am in the process of trying to figure out what
it means to me. I believe that I connect to this poem because the advice that Kahlil is giving in this excerpt, is exactly the advice I need in my life right now. I need to learn to open up and love people more easily, and to allow myself to go with the flow of love.A lot of the things stated in this poem, are things that my mother tells me on a daily basis.
Allegory- when Gibran compared love to sheaves of corn he used this literary device.

Allusion- Gibran uses an allusion when referring to love as a "he" at the beginning of the excerpt.

Analogy- this device is used when Gibran establishes a relationship between two concepts that have similarities.

Personification- Gibran uses this when he
refers to love doing things that a
human would do.
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