The Structure of Old Norse 'Dróttkvætt' Poetry

The Structure of Old Norse "Dróttkvætt" Poetry

The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drottkvett and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century.




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Series

Islandica

Subjects

Literature : Literature / Medieval and Renaissance
Interdisciplinary Studies : Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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