The Structure of Old Norse Dr�ttkv�tt Poetry
Author: Kari Ellen Gade
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: July 10, 1995
The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drottkvett and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century.
-- "Scandinavian Studies"