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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Ólhelg Lv 5I

[7] gekk’k of golf at drekka ‘I went across the hall to drink’: This intercalation, alluding as it does to crossing a hall, may hint at the status of this stanza as court entertainment. For the concept of the double use of a hall (or other) setting, both within and outside the narrative frame, see Lönnroth (2008, 7-28).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Lönnroth, Lars. 2008. Den dubbla scenen: Muntlig diktning från Eddan till ABBA. 2nd edn. Stockholm: Carlssons. 1st edn 1978. Stockholm: Prisma.


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