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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to SnH Lv 7II

[4] með Dǫnum ‘among the Danes’: This sheds an interesting light on Halli’s opinion of the poetic skills of the Danes in the C11th. The sense is that not even Dan. poets could compose a worse poem. We know little about poetic compositions by Danes in the C11th (all skalds who eulogised Dan. rulers and noblemen were Icelanders), and most of the earlier surviving poetry attributed to Danes is characterised by metrical irregularities (see Kuhn 1983, 268-9).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1983. Das Dróttkvætt. Heidelberg: Winter.


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