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Abstract

This essay focuses on Gabriela Mistral, a Chilean poet well known throughout the world. Here, I focus on representations of maternity in her poetry, a selected analysis that comes from a larger work that is serving as my senior undergraduate thesis. My examination of Mistral is prompted by my interest in examining women of history who have had positive social impacts on their societies. This particular analysis of Mistral and her poetry aims to look at her representations of motherhood within a feminist theoretical framework where I argue that Mistral’s passionate and frequent use of the trope of motherhood is feminist in its inclusivity.