Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 91’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1201.
context: This is a heptasyllabic catalectic variant
of st. 90 above, except that the rhymes in ll. 3-8 fall on long rather than on
short syllables (see st. 94). The metrical variant is not named, but because the identical
rhymes involve couplets only, we should have expected it to be called in minnsta runhenda ‘the least
notes: This metre is also used in Anon Mhkv, which is recorded after Ht in R.
texts: ‹Ht 94›,
editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 91 (AII, 75; BII, 86); Skald II, 47; SnE 1848-87, I, 708-9, III, 133, SnE 1879-81, I, 15, 84, II, 32, SnE 1931, 250, SnE 2007, 36; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 61.