Elegy, by Miguel Hernández

Spanish B1 writing exercise

Elegía, de Miguel Hernández

Discover a famous poem by Miguel Hernández. In this exercise you'll practise past tenses, relatives and past participles as adjectives.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a year earlier", "loss", "success" and "sales (relating to sales)".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into Spanish

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

Miguel Hernández was a wonderful Spanish poet who wrote "Elegy" in 1936, when the Spanish Civil War began. It is a very heartfelt poem dedicated to the memory of his friend Ramón Sijé, who had passed away a year earlier. The two had been friends since childhood and the news of his death meant a heavy blow to Miguel. In the verses of the poem, the sincere pain is shown accompanied by a very intimate tone for the loss of his friend. In 1972, Serrat transformed this poem into a song to remember Hernández and it was a best seller.

I'll be right with you...