The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Setting & Symbolism

Margarita Engle
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Cuba

This is the island owned by Spain and fought for by the Cuban rebels and Americans.

Jungle

This is where Rosa finds many of her medicinal plants. She compares the plants and animals to music.

Cave

This is the location of many of Rosa's hospitals.

U.S. Battleship Maine

This was bombed and led to the inclusion of the U.S. in the Cuban war for independence.

Spain

This is the home of the nation that controls Cuba.

U.S.

This is the country to whom Spain cedes control of Cuba.

The Rebellion

This is the fight for Cuban control over Cuba. It consists of both former slaves and former slave owners.

The Surrender Tree

This is the tree that stood in the spot where Spain ceded control of Cuba to the U.S.

Plantation

This is where many slaves lived and worked.

Barracoons

These are where...

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