Jose Marti Influence

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The Influence of Jose Marti The voice of one can influence the actions of many, cuban national hero, Jose Marti is a prime example of this statement. In the late 18th century Spain had power and control of Cuba. Cuba and Spain had a long complicated history, leaving the Cuban people determined to take back their land and economy from the unfair rulers that were the Spaniards. The first rebellion, the ten-year war, ended in an unsatisfactory stalemate leaving the Cuban people with limited resources and hope. The writer and activist Jose Marti had supported Cuba’s independence for most of his life, he wrote about the dream of independence in poems, essays and letters. While in the United States he began to rally up those who had fought in the…show more content…
For example, in his poem “A Sincere Man I Am,” Jose Marti utilizes imaginable metaphors, powerful symbols and relatable tones in order to communicate a theme of hope, pain and ambition on a connectable and…show more content…
These metaphors are used to phrase a message that Marti has preached over and over again in a relatable engaging way. In his fourth stanza Jose Marti discusses that even in the dark he is able to see “rays formed of the purest light, from beauty celestial,” he uses this metaphor to beautifully state his feelings or belief and hope. The darkness is the years of oppression the cuban people have faced, but Marti states that he can see the light at the end of a deep dark tunnel in some sorts. Jose Marti himself witnessed the dark times in Cuba, he was just out of high school during the ten-year war and did not hesitate before he jumped into the cause by writing La Partia Libre and other anti-spanish works eventually leading to his deportation. This particular poem was published in 1891 a few years before Jose Marti and his followers traveled back to Cuba to fight. During this time he was travelling around the United States visiting various cuban clubs and performing speeches in order collect support and funds for the upcoming
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