5.48.4: Lesson 48 — American Literature

Welcome to Year 5 of your American English studies with Maestro Sersea.  Throughout this year, we will cover a variety of American literary genres. You are encouraged to listen, read along, and discuss each American text you are assigned each week. 

We are now reading and listening to “The Prophet” a book by Khalil Gibran.

Kahlil Gibran is an early twentieth-century Lebanese American poet, journalist, and artist who achieved considerable fame in the Western world for his 1923 book The Prophet.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is a complex, philosophical novel that explores the topics of love, human relationships, and society. Although it is not a religious text in the traditional sense, the title presents the author as a prophet of his community. The book is separated into four sections that represent different parts of society: “Children’s Play,” “The Home,” “The Street,” and “The Town.

Directions: Please listen and read along, then share your insights and what you learned in the comments section below.


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