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|CSM Number : 202|
|Short name:||The Songwriter who was Given a Rhyme||Alternative:||Songwriter given a rhyme|
|Incipit:||Muito á Santa Maria/ Madre de Deus, gran sabor|
|Refrain:||Muito á Santa Maria/ Madre de Deus, gran sabor/ d’ ajudar quen lle cantares/ ou prosas faz de loor.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||the Church of St Victor, Paris||Protagonist(s):||an archdeacon|
An archdeacon delighted in composing songs in honour of the Virgin.
He had almost completed a hymn, but was lacking a single rhyme.
He went to the altar and prayed to the Virgin to come to his aid.
While he was praying, he thought of the words “Nobile triclinium.” No others fit the song so well.
He was overjoyed and finished the hymn.
A short time later, the statue leaned towards him and thanked him. This miracle was performed in Paris in the Church of St Victor. As proof of the event, the statue leans forward to this day.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|image (of Virgin Mary), rhyme, song|
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|Cantigas de Santa Maria do rei don Alfonso|
Alfonso X , o Sábio
|La Cantiga 202 de Alfonso X el Sabio|
Iglesia Alvariño, Aquilino
|Conceptualizaciones retóricas relativas al discurso|
Montoya Martínez, Jesús
|Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio|
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier