In the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage," from the best-selling book, The Prophet, the author, Kahlil Gibran, uses different links to connect his poems. In the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage," Kahlil Gibran uses the links of personification, similes and imagery. Personification is a very significant link in these two poems. The link of personification is used effectively in both of Kahlil Gibran's poems. In the poem "On Love," Gibran focuses on the aspect of love and using it to explain his opinion on yielding to love when "he" beckons to you. "And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you." (Stanza 4) As seen here, Gibran relates the act of love to human aspects.
Personification is also seen in the poem "On Marriage." In this poem, Gibran creates his point of view on marriage, which is that couples should not depend on each other for everything, but instead they should let there be spaces in their togetherness. He uses personification to link his feelings about spaces in togetherness in marriage to dancing, a human action. .".. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you." (Stanza 6). Gibran also uses similes to envision links between the poems to the reader.
The link of similes is used clearly in the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage." In the poem "On Love," Gibran compares two creative ideas to make the simile effective. "Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself." (Stanza 8). In the poem, "On Marriage," Gibran uses a simile to create connections and to provide imagery for the reader. "To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night." (Stanza 20) Gibran also uses the aspect of imagery in these poems. Imagery is used efficiently in both the poems. In the poem "On Love," Gibran uses imagery to create a picture in the reader's mind of what he is talking about.
"Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth." (Stanza 7) In the poem "On Marriage," Gibran uses imagery in the same aspect of when he uses it in the poem "On Love;" to envision an image in the reader's mind. "To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night." (Stanza 20) In both of Gibran's poems, "On Love" and "On Marriage," he uses personification, similes, and imagery to put forth poems in which the reader can visualize and understand what Gibran is talking about. The three main links in the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage," are personification, similes, and imagery.