The Prophet

What is the author's style in The Prophet by Khalil Gibran?

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The body of The Prophet is written in graceful, flowing and highly symbolic English plain verse reminiscent of the style of the Hebrew Bible. Prose narration at the beginning of the ship's arrival, the gathering of the townspeople to see Almustafa tearfully off to home and the actual boarding and departure at the end are no less lush than Almustafa's answers to twenty-six questions about the meaning of life and death. The text is full of metaphor and simile, as Almustafa draws his answers and meanings from nature.