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Unformatted text preview: free. I believe he compares Cuba with the night, Or are they one and the same?(Mart 281) for it is at night, during the silence and stillness of the darkness, that his misses his land the most. No sun, retiring he says, saying that perhaps Cuba has been lost in darkness during hard times under the colonialism of the Spanish Empire. The reader must know the irony of the poem, Mart misses his land, wants it free, but when he returns to finally see Cuba free, his boy, and soul, that longed to be back, stay there forever, death found him under the independence process, and I am certain, he would have not rather die or be anywhere else. Maybe he was away from Cuba, or perhaps he never left her, his birth land, his homeland....
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- Spring '11