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- Definition of Romantic Epic
Narrative poem, broad, strong national character, played by a hero
- Features:
-Critical View of reality
-Support on documentary sources
-Vision subjective historical fact
-Poetic style
- Summary of the book Heroic Venezuela.
Eduardo Blanco, 1881
Structure: It was composed of five tables which tell of the battles of our independence following: La Victoria, San Mateo, Las Queseras, Boyaca and Carabobo. This work reached its consecration from the start and was received with a view of the great Cuban writer José Martí who said that when this book is left hand, seems to have won a battle.
In the second edition published in 1883, there were added six new pictures: Siege of Valencia, Maturin, Invasion of the six hundred, the Strong House, St. Felix and Matasiete.
The raw material of this work are those of war events most Venezuelans moved and where the brightest immortalized heroes of our independence. Historical facts narrated in the romantic manner, with all the fire of their passion.
Theme: It is both a work which reflects the spirit and feelings Venezuelans in a precise historical moment for when Edward White published the first edition of "Heroic Venezuela", just two years left to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Liberator. The final point calls for reassessment of that work so vast, and their feats accomplished. And the young men of that generation who had heard it from their own executives, the narrative of his prodigious feats, felt the need for someone to translate a work of art these feelings so high and this was what was proposed in literature Eduardo Blanco .
Characters: The Liberator Simón Bolívar, José Félix Ribas General Mariano Montilla Rivas - Davila, Soublette, Ayala, Adrian White and mace and Canelón juice, Boves, Golf - Elias Morales, Araure and Vigirima, D 'Eluyar, Urdaneta.

Gaucho poetry: It is a subgenre of South America itself, that tries to recreate the language of the gauchos and narrate their customs. The stories of this kind of writing take place in open spaces and rural areas, highlighting the local culture. Although these texts as a central axis and the gaucho lifestyle, are often written by authors of high socioeconomic status.

Summary of Martin Fierro:
Martín Fierro, gaucho, we will have sincere yearning for a happy life once took on the pampas and the start not with the grand Homeric verse "Sing muse, the wrath of Achilles" ... but a true bard of the people be going to his woes and laments: "Here I sing / to the beat of the Vigüela ..." in song II begins the romantic story of the poem itself, specifically to reach the fourth stanza: the cam is the gaucho's home " the border, "the land of Indians.
In Canto III witnessed the miserable life suffering our protagonist in his new post. War with India is fraught with untold dangers to the point that he decides to flee the gaucho (canto IV and V). The continuing flight will last three years, strewn with countless hardships. Poor and naked, returns to his ranch, which has been destroyed and had to take refuge in a cave.
The hardships are not over: in the singing VII Fierro faces persecution on account of being lazy. Then it is revealed and becomes "bad" frequents "grocery stores", gets drunk and rowdy in a fight kills a black. In Canto VIII, police pursued. Exhausted, but valiant, fight to exhaustion, to get the admiration of the police sergeant Cruz in the ninth canto listens carefully and pitied him, tell him to turn his story, and so both, be two kindred spirits, they decide to go to the land of Indians. This leads to singing XIII, which ended the first half. Hernandez, by the mouth of his protagonist, announces "break the guitar so no re-tuning". In the last stanza contains all the protest and denunciation socio-political: "... which I referred in my ANSI / evils they know all / but that nobody had."

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