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|CSM Number : 331|
|Short name:||The Mother who Went Mad with Grief||Alternative:||Mother goes mad with grief (Rocamadour)|
|Incipit:||Ena que Deus pos vertude|
|Refrain:||Ena que Deus pos vertude/ grand’ e sempr’ en ela crece/ poder á d’ enfermidades/ sãar e toda sandece.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Rocamadour||Protagonist(s):||a boy and his mother|
A twelve-year old boy died of a fever.
His mother grieved for him and mourned him at mass.
The boy was buried after mass had been said.
His mother was overcome with sorrow.
The next day, when she visited the grave, she took leave of her senses.
The Virgin restored her sanity.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||10|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|burial, children, fever, madness, mass, Saints (other)|
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|El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega|
Filgueira Valverde, José