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Micro theme Topic Courtly songs off differing views of Chivalry especially of Chivalric love Contrast as specifically as possible the views on chivalry in one of these pairs s 2 4 s 6 7Courtly songs both 2 and 4 contain specific views on chivalric love though their views differ greatly From reading both songs it is obvious that song 2 centers chivalric love around the adored female and song 4 centers chivalric love on the lover maleFrom song 2 it is clear that to the author Bernart love is paralleled to many things Love equals self-honor fear-rejection and secretiveness In the song the view of chivalric honor is based on how the lover is affected by the loved and how this shapes himWithin the first stanza love is shown equaling joy and self-honor I have joy in it love and joy in the flower and joy in myself and in my lady most of all lines 5 6 The ballad is showing the happiness that love brings and how that it has a strong effect on the smittenIn the third stanza the quote I can hardly keep myself from running to her and I would do it if I werent so afraid lines 22 23 refers to love causing fear-rejection The author feels so strongly about his love that it would wound him to know that his love is not accepted or returnedIn the last stanza the song shows how chivalric love can be very secretive Sweet lady if only you would deign to love me no one will ever catch me when I lie lines 55 56 Sometimes chivalric love must be covered up and kept unknown to anyone The reasons why can be assumed to be the same as for any young love today that must be concealedSong four gets into a completely different view of chivalric love than song 2 It seems as if the
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