The Episode of the Lion on the Loose

The Episode of the Lion on the Loose

Answer the following questions

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  1. The Episode of the Lion on the Loose

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The Third Song of the Poem of my Cid begins with the episode of the lion on the loose . What function does that episode have in the plot of El Cid? What aspects of the characters of El Cid and his sons-in-law are revealed in this episode? Does it also have a symbolic (political) function?

  1. the two swords of the Cid

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Explain the symbolism of the Cid’s two swords, Colada and Tizón . How did you get them?

  1. The physical appearance of the Cid and his honor

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What details of the Cid’s physical appearance best represent his honor? Explain your opinion.

  1. Where do we see the climax ?

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In a narrative text such as this epic poem, the climax of the plot (the moment of greatest drama and narrative tension) usually occurs towards the end of the work, and indicates the main theme of the work. Which of the following moments in the plot of Poema de mí Cid is the climax? Explain your opinion by pointing out how this moment reflects the main theme of the play .

  1. El Cid completes the reconquest of Valencia and becomes a Taifa king
  2. the daughters of the Cid marry the Infantes de Carrión thanks to the intervention of King Alfonso
  3. El Cid defeats the Moroccan king, Búcar
  4. The Infantes of Carrión humiliate and abandon the daughters of El Cid

and. the champions of the Cid defeat the Infantes of Carrión and their relative in legal combat

  1. the daughters of the Cid marry the kings of Aragon and Navarre
  2. the epithet epic

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Using the list of epic epithets in the reading, choose an epic epithet that would work well in the following four situations:

  1. you are a minstrel and you have to complete a verse with an assonance in ” ae ” because that is the rhyme of the tirade you are now composing. What epic epithet would serve to end the verse?
  2. now you want to mention El Cid, and the rhyme is ‘aa’ (rhymes with casa or papa ). What epic epithet would serve to end the verse?
  3. now you want to mention El Cid again, and the rhyme is ‘á’ (rhymes with sofa or dad ) : What epic epithet would serve to end the verse?
  4. now you want to mention King Alfonso, and the rhyme is ‘ ó ‘ (rhymes with creator or came out ) : What epic epithet would serve to end the verse? Bottom of Form