ALONSO DE ERCILLA Y ZUNIGA
\ɐlˈɒnsə͡ʊ dəɹ ɜːsˈɪlə wˈa͡ɪ zjˈuːnɪɡə], \ɐlˈɒnsəʊ dəɹ ɜːsˈɪlə wˈaɪ zjˈuːnɪɡə], \ɐ_l_ˈɒ_n_s_əʊ d_ə_ɹ ɜː_s_ˈɪ_l_ə w_ˈaɪ z_j_ˈuː_n_ɪ_ɡ_ə]\
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A Spanish poet; born in Bermeo, Aug. 7, 1533; died 1595. He served against the Araucanian natives of Chili, and wrote a historico-epical poem, "The Araucanian Woman", in 37 cantos, which apart from a few episodes is a faithful narrative of what he saw. In its portraiture of character it is admirable, and in its literary form it is classical. Cervantes in "Don Quixote" ranks it with the finest of the Italian epics.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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