|S407 Survey of Spanish Literature I||
|50-52:||Good intro and summary by editor.|
|52 (1st 2 par.):||Author's introduction. [You may skip the second half of p. 52 and of LBA) the top three-fourths of p. 53.]|
|53 (last 4 par.) - 54:||Author's introduction, continued. What are the author's intentions/purposes in writing the book (at least as expressed here)? What languages are used and why? Is this written in verse form?|
|54-55:||"Invocación". What is an invocation, where is it normally placed, and what purpose does it serve?|
|55-56:||"Gozos de Santa María". Note the metrical form (number of syllables, type of rhyme, rhyme scheme). Where does this rhyme scheme come from and what is it called?|
|56-58:||"Los griegos y los romanos". What does this anecdote deal with, and why is it included here?|
|59:||"Compañía con las hembras". Women, men, and the author|
|59:||"Pelea con Don Amor". In a part that has been omitted here, the Arcipreste has had some failures in his attempts at love affairs, so he offers these comments to Don Amor (Sir Love).|
serranilla - a type of poem narrating an encounter between a gentleman (caballero) and a girl, usually a shepherdess (pastora, hence the French name for this type of poem, pastourelle) or a mountain girl (serrana, hence the Spanish term, serranilla).
1022-1042 A serranilla (or a parody of one), a poem describing the encounter between the Arcipreste (no longer Don Melón) and a serrana. How many syllables per line? What is the rhyme scheme? This is obviously a different metrical form than the one used above.
1610-1617 One of the most famous passages in the work.