Gabriela Mistral | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Gabriela Mistral.
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SOURCE: “Woman as Metaphorical System: An Analysis of Gabriela Mistral's Poem ‘Fruta,’” in Woman as Myth and Metaphor in Latin American Literature, edited by Carmelo Virgillo and Naomi Lindstrom, University of Missouri Press, 1985, pp. 137–50.

In the following essay, Virgilio advances a metaphorical understanding of Mistral's use of the conventional image of women and of women's roles in her poetry.

“Fruta”

                    En el pasto blanco de sol, suelto la fruta derramada. 
                    De los Brasiles viene el oro, en prietos mimbres donde canta de los Brasiles, niño mío, mandan la siesta arracimada. Extiendo el rollo de la gloria; rueda el color con la fragancia. 
                    Gateando sigues las frutas, como niñas que se desbandan, y son los nísperos fundidos y las duras piñas tatuadas … 
                    Y todo huele a los Brasiles pecho del mundo que lo amamanta, que, a no tener el agua atlántica, rebosaría...

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