The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom - In Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 121-138 Summary & Analysis

Margarita Engle
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In Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 121-138 Summary

In Part Four, The War of Independence, 1895-98, p. 121-138, in "Silvia," Silvia compares the green hills to music. Each creature has its own tune. These melodies show her how to evade soldiers.

In "Rosa," Rosa is so afraid of being heard, that she silently guides her horse without conventional equipment to keep it quieter.

In "Lieutenant Death," he searches caves for Rosa but cannot find her. He runs out of the cave; he wonders if she has cursed him.

In the second "Silvia," she compares the old funerary fanfares before the war to the barely notices burials today. She also wonders about the young Spanish king and his ignorance regarding this war.

In the second "Lieutenant Death," he describes the jungle that surrounds him...

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