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Old Norse Skaldic Meters, A Runnhent


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The elements of the Runnhent, a Skaldic meter, are:

  1. accentual, there must be 2 stressed syllables and at least 2 unstressed syllables however, since feminine rhyme is commonly found in this form, there are often 2 stressed syllables and 3 unstressed syllables.
  2. written in couplets, any number of couplets may be written.
  3. rhymed, rhyme scheme aa bb cc etc., often employing feminine rhyme.

    Splash by Judi Van Gorder

    Slick pools of water
    attract granddaughter
    wet boots glisten,
    she laughs, I listen.

Links to other Skaldic meters
Old Norse Skaldic Meters

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