The needs of the student of Old Icelandic poetic style have been foremost in mind in the presentation of this book. It includes an overview of sources not readily available to scholars as well as those not available in English. Copious examples are presented in Old Icelandic with English translation and supported by a select glossary of key Old Icelandic words into English. A Japanese language précis contains a select list of 100 alliterations that appear in the Poetic Edda.
Legend a [alliterating sound (stave, stafr)] x [nonalliterating sound] three normal alliterating long lines (with caesura /) are: aa/ax [in general, the first stave of the second half-line A decides the alliterating sound of the whole line, thus aa/Ax] ax/ax and xa/ax.
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