Ballad

By Gabriela Mistral

Theme

It hurts seeing someone you love fall in love with someone else

Imagery

All of the beautiful imagery shows the theme because Mistral is paying more attention to her ex-lover than how beautiful the world is. She can't appreciate nature because she is hurting too much.

Metaphors

The author uses metaphors to compare things and give the reader a better view of what she is feeling

Hyperbole

Gabriela Mistral uses hyperboles to exaggerate her pain after seeing her ex with another woman.