Critical Analysis of Khalil Gibran's Poem Fear and its Application to Life
Author(s):
Dr.S.V.Ramesh Kumar
Keywords:
Allegory - Alliteration - Anaphora - Aphorisms - Assonance – Clericalism - Consonance- Enjambment- Irony - Khalil Gibran- Literary devices- Ottoman Empire- - parables- - Personification
Abstract
Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American writer, Poet, Philosopher and Visual Artist. Khalil Gibran's poem ‘Fear’ is a simple and short poem, but it has a message useful to our life. In this poem Khalil Gibran expresses his philosophical views to overcome fear in our lives. Through this poem, the Poet sends a powerful message to the generations of human beings who fear losing their Identity, fear to accept the changes and fear to face the challenges of life. Khalil Gibran was one of the Key figures in the Romantic Movement that transformed Arabic Literature in the first half of the 20th century. He wrote both in English and Arabic. Gibran explored different literary forms like "poetry, parables, short stories, fables, political essays, letters, and aphorisms." Gibran’s simple and direct style was a revelation and an inspiration to the readers of his poems. His main themes cover longing, alienation, security, nature, death and exploration of religious themes. The objective of this paper is to critically appreciate Khalil Gibran’s poem ‘Fear’ and its powerful message given to the generations of human beings. This paper also aims to discuss the application the poem to our practical life.
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Unique Paper ID: 162358

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 9

Page(s): 305 - 308
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