Mistral’s “Three Trees”

This poem has a heavy dose of symbolism. If you take a look behind the three trees, you can glean messages about environmental protection, Gabriela’s close relationship with nature, and her own loneliness. The narration of this poem suggests the vulnerability of one who has been abandoned. Her relationship with the three trees is a kinship borne of shared experience, that much is clear. The vulnerability of the narrator is used to make the reader sympathize with the trees, adding weight and power to the message. This sympathy can make a reader feel loss for the trees and for the narrator. This poem relates to Abram’s views by portraying an emotional connection to nature like that of a human.  

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