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Nicaragua - Culture: El Nino Poeta



Nicaragua - Culture: El Nino Poeta
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.38

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    anti-religious, gunpoint, scholarship, writing, pneumonia, reading, alcohol, poetry, freedom, traveled, government, poem, childhood, study, individual, fact
     content words:    In Nicaragua, Ruben Dario, El Nino Poeta, Child Poet, South America, Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento, La Fe, Una Lagrema, El Desengano, Nicaraguan President Joaquin Zavala


Nicaragua - Culture: El Nino Poeta
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman
  

1     Do you know what a poem is? It is a style of writing. This style uses words that make up a rhythm. Some poems rhyme, some don't. Do you hear or read poems? You probably do. Think about the music you listen to. A lot of music uses poems. Singers sing poems in songs. So you probably know many poems! Can you write a poem? Some people are very good at writing poems. In Nicaragua, there was a young man who was very good at writing poems. His name was Ruben Dario.
 
2     Dario was a poet at a very young age. In fact, he is known as "El Nino Poeta," which is Spanish for "The Child Poet." His life and writing would change poetry all across Central and South America.
 
3     Dario was born in Metapa, Nicaragua on January 18, 1867. When he was born, he was named Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento. That's a lot to say, isn't it? Felix instead took the old family name of Dario. Soon after he was born, his parents were divorced. His grandfather adopted him.

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