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Fear by Gabriela Mistral

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Transcript of Fear by Gabriela Mistral

Fear by Gabriela Mistral
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The Poem
I don't know them to turn my little girl into a swallow. She would fly far away into the sky and never fly again to my straw bed, or she would nest in the eaves where i could not comb her hair. I don't want them o turn my little girl into a swallow.

I dont want them to make my little girl a princess. In tiny golden slippers how could she play on the meadow? and when night came, no longer would she sleep at my side. I dont want them to make my little girl a princess.

and even less do i want them one day to make her queen. They would put her on a throne where i could not go to see her. and when nighttime came i could never rock her.... i dont want them to make my little girl a queen.
3 literary Elements
Connotative Meaning:
After reading my poem, I believe the meaning of this poem is showing the sorrow and fear of a mother seeing their child grown up. that goes for any mother, son or daughter. You wish you could baby them and protect them from the real world, but they have to grow up at some point of time.
Denotative Meaning
G. Mistral
Gabriela Mistral; 1889–1957
The only Latin American woman) to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery.
She is a a mixture of Native American and European.
Alliteration:
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Example: I don't know them to turn my little girl into a swallow.. (repeated twice in stanza one) "
. Imagery:
Where the author uses words and phrases to create a mental image.
Example: "In tiny golden slippers how could she play on the meadow?"
Theme:
theme is any of the authors work as the base topic or focus.

Example: The theme in this poem is simply "fear"
Each stanza represents a different time in her daughter's life, from infancy to teen to adult. She fears for daughter's loss of innocence. It also refers to her fear of losing her daughter when she grows up and gets married.

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