S407 Survey of Spanish Literature I F. Jehle


Las jarchas (the ones included in our text)


The jarchas appeared at the end of longer poems called moaxajas, written in Arabic or Hebrew. Here is some information regarding the context in which each of the five jarchas given in our book originally appeared, including a translation of the last stanza (bayt), which introduced the jarcha.

  1. “Mi corazón se me va de mí”. This jarcha is found at the end of two different moaxajas:

  2. “¿Qué haré, madre?”

  3. “Di, ¿que haré?”

  4. “¿Qué haré o qué será de mí?”
    This jarcha is found at the end of two different moaxajas:

  5. “Decid vosotras, ay hermanillas”

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