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Note to stanza
[5-8]: This helmingr indicates that the first section of the drápa is ending; the poet refers in two elaborate kennings to the shield he has received from his patron, Þorleifr (cf. st. 1/4), and indicates that the decorated shield is alive with images of narratives (see Note to ll. 7-8 below), two of which he is recounting. Cf. Bragi Rdr sts 7 and 12.
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