Literature Activity, aimed at first-year high school students, with questions about Troubadourism.
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1) Tick (T) for true and (F) for false for troubadour songs:
a) ( )In Troubadourism we can recognize two types of songs: lyrical and satirical songs.
b) ( ) Lyric songs are subdivided into love songs and friend songs.
c) ( ) The satirical songs are subdivided into mocking and cursing songs.
d) ( ) In love songs, the troubadour always declares his love for a lady of the court (called “sir”, that is, lady). Treats her respectfully and with courtesy.
e) ( )The main characteristic of the songs by friend is the feminine feeling they express, despite having been written by men.
f) ( ) The derision songs were straightforward that explored ambiguous words and constructions, ironic expressions without revealing the name of the satirized person.
g) ( )The songs to curse were indirect satires, with a nominal quotation from the mocked person.
2) Fill in the gaps in the texts below with the correct words:
TROUBADOR JOGRAL, SEGREL OR MENESTREL WELDER OR JOGRALESA
a) _________________was a poet almost always a nobleman who composed the songs without financial concerns.
b) The ____________________________ were girls who danced, sang and played castanets or tambourines at the time the songs were performed.
c) The _______________________ was a man of inferior financial condition, who practiced his profession from castle to castle, entertaining the high nobility. Some of these artists even sing and compose.
3) The medieval songs were gathered in three volumes of handwritten compilations called Songbooks whose names are:
a) ( ) Songbook of Ajuda, Songbook of the National Library, Songbook of the Vatican.
b) ( ) Cancioneiro da Aguda, Cancioneiro da Biblioteca Nacional, Cancioneiro da Vaticana.
c) ( ) Songbook of Ajuda, Songbook of the International Library, Songbook of the Vatican.
d) ( ) Cancioneiro da Ajuda, Cancioneiro da Biblioteca Nacional, Cancioneiro da Mariana.
4) Point out the causes of the decadence of Troubadourism according to Rodrigues Lapa.
I. The decadence of royal patronage. He says that D.Pedro I of Portugal, around 1366, was responsible for the extinction of jogralesque lyricism in the court. It should be noted that this lyricism had already entered into frank decay in France.
II. The bourgeoisification of Portugal. With the Avis Revolution, Portugal began to expand and reveal a vigorous mercantile spirit. The troubadour art was essentially palatial, not in keeping with the new Portuguese reality.
III. Conflicts between Portugal and Spain. From the reign of D.Afonso IV, relations between Portugal and Spain became tense, which caused a separation not only linguistic, but also literary.
Just tick the correct alternative:
a) ( ) All alternatives are correct.
b) ( ) Only alternative I is correct.
c) ( ) Only alternative II is correct.
d) ( ) Only alternative III is correct.
Text for questions 5 and 6
when you looked right into my eyes
And your look was goodbye
I swear I didn't believe
I surprised you
I bent over your body and doubted
And I crawled and scratched you
And I clung to your hair
in your fur
on your feet
at the foot of the bed
No affection, no blanket
on the mat behind the door
I complained softly
I gave to curse our home
To dirty your name, humiliate you
And deliver me at any price
worshiping you inside out
To show that I'm still yours
Just to prove that I'm still yours...
Chico Buarque & Francis Hime. https://www.letras.mus.br/chico-buarque/45113/
5) After analyzing the music, check the correct alternatives:
a) ( ) the song fits in the songs of a friend, as it was written by a man, but the feeling expressed is that of a woman.
b) ( )the song fits into the love songs, as it was written by a man, but the feeling expressed is that of a woman.
c) ( ) The verse “And I crawled and scratched you…” emphasizes the woman's submission in relation to her husband.
6) The actions presented in the song performed by the lyrical self: grabbing hair, fur, pajamas, feet at the foot of the bed, represent the figure of speech called:
a) ( ) gradation
b) ( ) euphemism
d) ( ) antithesis
By Rosiane Fernandes Silva- Graduated in Letters
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