Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. Anonymous Lausavísur, 4. Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga, 1 [Vol. 2, 826-7]

[1] stikka ‘poem’: Used here as a generic term for ‘poem’ (see LP: stikki; NN §§2095, 2324). In Ht stikkalag ‘needle metre’ (?) is the name of a metre in which the main stave in the even ll. occurs further back than position 1 (SnE 1999, 38, 145). That is the case in the present st., which conforms structurally to SnSt Ht 67III háttlausa ‘lack of form’ (SnE 1999, 29). See also Anon Harst.


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