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Forgotten Laxdæla poetry: a study and an edition of Tyrfingur Finnsson's Vísur uppá Laxdæla sögu

(2017) RMN Newsletter. p.70-99
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The paper discusses the metre and the diction of a previously unpublished small poem about characters of Laxdæla saga, composed in 18th century. The stanzas are ostensibly in skaldic dróttkvætt; the analysis shows it to be an imitation of the classical metre, yet a remarkably successful one, implying an extraordinarily good grasp of dróttkvætt poetics on the part of a poet composing several hundred years after the end of the classical dróttkvætt period.
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Icelandic poetry, metrics and prosody, metre and rhyme, kappakvæði, Laxdæla poetry, Tyrfingur Finnsson

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Vanherpen, Sofie, and Ilya Sverdlov. 2017. “Forgotten Laxdæla Poetry: a Study and an Edition of Tyrfingur Finnsson’s Vísur Uppá Laxdæla Sögu.” Ed. Helen F. Leslie, Joseph Hopkins, and Robert W. Guyker . RMN Newsletter (12-13): 70–99.
APA
Vanherpen, Sofie, & Sverdlov, I. (2017). Forgotten Laxdæla poetry: a study and an edition of Tyrfingur Finnsson’s Vísur uppá Laxdæla sögu. (H. F. Leslie, J. Hopkins, & R. W. Guyker , Eds.)RMN Newsletter, (12-13), 70–99.
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Vanherpen S, Sverdlov I. Forgotten Laxdæla poetry: a study and an edition of Tyrfingur Finnsson’s Vísur uppá Laxdæla sögu. Leslie HF, Hopkins J, Guyker RW, editors. RMN Newsletter. Helsinki: Helsingin Yliopisto Folkloristiika; 2017;(12-13):70–99.
MLA
Vanherpen, Sofie, and Ilya Sverdlov. “Forgotten Laxdæla Poetry: a Study and an Edition of Tyrfingur Finnsson’s Vísur Uppá Laxdæla Sögu.” Ed. Helen F. Leslie, Joseph Hopkins, & Robert W. Guyker . RMN Newsletter 12-13 (2017): 70–99. Print.
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