Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 71’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1080.
context: There is no heading, but the metre corresponds to SnSt Ht 30 (draugsháttr ‘ghost’s verse-form’ or ‘trunk’s verse-form’). This is a dróttkvætt-variant in which the even lines are trochaic (Type A) with hendingar in metrical positions 1 and 5.
notes: Even lines of Type A are quite common in dróttkvætt
poetry. It is not clear why lines with a regular, trochaic beat or
be labelled ‘ghost’s verse-form’ or ‘trunk’s verse-form’. — The king commemorated is Óláfr Tryggvason, king of Norway (r. 995-1000; see ÓT, ÓTOdd, ÍF 26, 225-372, ÍF 29, 141-62, Anon Nkt 19-22II and his Biography in SkP I).
editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 36a (AI, 526; BI, 505); Skald I, 248; Hl 1941, 32, 90.