Margarita Engle Writing Styles in The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Margarita Engle
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Point of View

The point of view of these poems is from various characters' perspectives. Each poem is named for the speaker in the poem. Rosa has the most poems titled after her, and the focus of the story is on her and her work, therefore she is the protagonist in this story.

Each characters' poems are unique to them and reflect their personalities and opinions. The majority of the poems are from the points of view of the rebels and slaves, but several poems are also from the perspective of those who fight for the Spanish. These Spanish military leaders have one goal in mind and that is to destroy the rebellion. Power is very important to them.

Through these various characters and their perspectives, the author paints a vivd picture for the reader regarding life during these wars for independence and the views of those at that...

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