Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 79’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1089.
context: The verse-form is called álagsháttr (‘Alaxs hottʀ’) ‘extension’s form’ (cf. SnSt Ht 27), and it is characterised by sentence boundaries after metrical position 1 in all even lines, with a new clause beginning in position 2 and extending over positions 2-6. The word in metrical position 1 in the even line belongs syntactically to the previous odd line.
notes: As was the case with tilsegjandi ‘annotating’ (sts 67-8), the clause arrangement in this verse-form is also frequently attested in dróttkvætt poetry, but never as systematised as in these stanzas and in Ht. — The king commemorated is Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson, a son of Haraldr harðráði and king of Norway 1066-93. He died of an illness on 22 or 23 September 1093. See Anon Nkt 40-1II and his Biography in SkP II. — : For this line, see
editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 40a (AI, 527; BI, 507); Skald I, 249, NN §2084; Hl 1941, 31, 96-7.