The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom - Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 100-120 Summary & Analysis

Margarita Engle
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Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 100-120 Summary

In Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 100-120, Rosa explains her medicinal practices. Her biggest fear is being useless, so she does all she can to heal and mask the smell of death.

In "Jose," he says the Fox asks Rosa to choose twelve men to build a bigger, better hospital. The Fox believes she is very strong; she wants to chop the wood for the new hospital.

In "Silvia," her brothers have now died. The camp a place of constant starvation and death. She hides in the oxcart, wondering if she will escape and where she will go. In the next poem it is night and Silvia is escaping. The driver points her the way to Rosa. In the third "Silvia," she is led...

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