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Author: Snow, Joseph T.
Title: Alfonso X y la Cantiga 409: Un nexo posible con la tradiciĆ³n de la Danza de la Muerte
Date: 1975
Publication details: Studies in Honor of Lloyd A. Kasten (Madison, Wisconsin: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1975), 261-73.
Snow ID: 374
Commentary: Snow 1977rn"Rather than attempt a direct link between the poems, S. investigates the specific combination of literary motifs which give shape and structure to the poems discussed. He shows that Alfonso has written a danza de la muerte characterized by joy, not gloom. He does so by accounting for the social and intellectual distance between the periods of composition of the two poems and concludes that both are manifestations of a single poetic genre, or sub-genre, of the medieval literature of death."
Associated Poems: 409 - Cantiga de loor
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