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Þetta kǫllum vér aðalhendingar í skáldskap ok taka af þessi fígúru upphaf þeir hættir, er með hendingum eru samansettir, ok breytiz þat á marga vega, sem finnaz man í Háttatali því, er Snorri hefir ort.
We call that aðalhending ("full internal rhyme") in poetry, and this figure is the origin of all those metres which are composed with rhyme, and whose many variants may be found in the Háttatal which Snorri composed.
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