Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 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. 1182.
context: The metre is called inn grœnlenzki háttr ‘the verse-form from Greenland’. The odd lines
are structured similarly to the even lines in hagmælt
‘skilfully spoken’ (st. 70 above), and each even line consists of two
disyllabic words (a long syllable plus a short enclitic ending). The internal
rhymes in the even lines have been extended to include the second syllable as well.
notes: For the rhyme scheme in the even lines of this stanza, see Kuhn (1983, 83). See also RvHbreiðm Hl 19-20, although those stanzas do not have internal rhyme in the odd lines. The metre is otherwise attested (without internal rhyme in the odd lines) in Anon (TGT) 14, 23 (see also st. 73 below).
texts: ‹Ht 74›,
editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 71 (AII, 71; BII, 81); Skald II, 44; SnE 1848-87, I, 686-9, III, 129, SnE 1879-81, I, 12, 82, II, 27, SnE 1931, 244, SnE 2007, 30; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 44-5.