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|CSM Number : 98|
|Short name:||The Sinful Woman who could not Enter a Church||Alternative:||Woman cannot enter church (Vauvert)|
|Incipit:||Non dev’ a Santa Maria/ mercee pedir|
|Refrain:||Non dev’ a Santa Maria/ mercee pedir/ aquel que de seus pecados/ non se repentir.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Vauvert||Protagonist(s):||a sinful woman|
A woman of Vauvert committed a grave sin, but felt no guilt.
The Virgin, therefore, would not allow her to enter the church.
The woman tried to open the doors, but could not, although other people were entering unhindered.
The woman wept, and scratched her cheeks in grief. She begged the Virgin to allow her to enter.
After she had pleaded and confessed her sin, the doors opened and she entered.
She spent the rest of her life serving the Virgin and she never left the church.
|Stanza:||13 13 13 13||Refrain:||13 13|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|T98, E98, To94|
|canonical hours, confession (see also repentance), doors (opening of) , entrance (barred)|
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|Cantigas de Santa Maria — El Cantar de los cantares — Sonetos — Coplas que hizo por la muerte de su padre D. Rodrigo|
Alfonso X el Sabio and others
|The Early Seguidilla|
Clarke, Dorothy Clotelle
|La Poésie lyrique espagnole et portugaise à la fin du Moyen Âge|
Le Gentil, Pierre
|La pecadora penitente en el teatro español: Sus fuentes y evolución|
Sánchez Castañer y Mena, Francisco