Old Norse Poetry
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Arts & Sciences
First, you will learn how poetry, skÃ¡lds and skÃ¡ldkonur (female poets) fit into Old Norse culture. Then we will discuss alliteration and poetic language specific to Old Norse poetry. Finally, I will go over some basic poetic forms used in Eddic and skaldic poetry, including fornyrÃ°islag, mÃ¡lahÃ¡ttr, ljÃ³Ã°ahÃ¡ttr and drÃ³ttkvÃ¦tt.
The optional handout includes the forms for fornyrÃ°islag, mÃ¡lahÃ¡ttr, ljÃ³Ã°ahÃ¡ttr and drÃ³ttkvÃ¦tt.