the poetry from Eirik the red saga

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PEIQI

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me what metrical form it is ? do they have alliteration ? The poem is from Eirik the red's Saga and the character Thorhall wants to find land but failed and then he said this poem. Thanks.

Hafa kvoðu mik meiðar/ malmþings es komk hingat, mér samir láð fyr lýðum/ lasta, drykk inn bazta. Bílds hattar verðr byttu/beiði-Týr at stýra; heldrs svát krýpk at keldu,/ komat vín á gron mína.
 
  • It is in Dróttkvætt, which is a particularly difficult metre, mainly used when writing for kings or lords. It is often used in stories to show how impressive somebody is at being a poet, something that was held in high regard by the nordic people.

    It has a requirement of the amount of the syllables in lines (six, but two light ones can be counted together as one. The final word is always two syllables), compared to the more freedom of the amount in other metres.
    An alliteration pattern of two stressed syllables (stuðlar) in odd lines (one being always the final stressed one) alliterating together with one (höfuðstafr) in the even ones (always the first stressed one), compared to the simpler one stressed word in one line alliterating with another in the second like other metres had.
    And a rhyme pattern of internal rhyme (hendingar), the odd lines having an partial rhyme (skothending) while the even ones have a full rhyme (aðalhending), while the more common metres fornyrðislag and ljóðaháttr had no rhyme at all.

    Alliteration
    Partial rhyme
    Full rhyme

    Hafa kvǫ́ðu mik meiðar
    malmþings, es komk hingat,
    mér samir land fyr lýðum
    lasta drykk enn bazta;
    Bílds hattar verðr byttu
    beiði-Týr at stýra;
    heldr 's svát krýpk at keldu;
    komat vín á grǫn mína
     
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