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also scald  (skôld, skäld)
A medieval Scandinavian poet, especially one writing in the Viking age.

[Old Norse skāld; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

skald′ic adj.
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Skaldic poetry forms one of two main groupings of Old Norse poetry, the other being the anonymous Eddic poetry.
More agreement has been found in taking animal art as a part of heroic culture, as a visual counterpart to skaldic poetry (Domeij Lundborg 2006, 39 ff.
Viking raids on the territory of Slavs in the light of skaldic poetry", in: Mckinnell et al.
His topics include skaldic verse, the relationship between verse and prose, Anglo-Norman and Icelandic factors, and the uses of the past.
In it Bunting tells his autobiography but also traces the lineage of poetry in the North back to the Viking Skaldic tradition and the Celtic bards that they went to war with.
Because of the need to take so many factors into account, programs tended to evolve in a more haphazard way than the initial topic might have suggested: while it might be possible to elicit some papers prescribed by both period and topic, the desire to hear, say, Priestley on Tennyson or George Johnston on Skaldic metaphor might well entice a chairman to forget about the overall theme of "Man and Society.
He did not do so, but celebrated her beauty in Old Norse stanzas, as too did his followers, the skaldic poets Armod and Oddi the Little.
56) See Roberta Frank, "Viking atrocity and Skaldic verse: the rite of the blood-eagle', English Historical Review (1984), 332-43, the subsequent exchanges in Saga Book of the Viking Society, 22/1, 22/5 and 23/2, and finally (so far), Rory McTurk, 'William Morris, Gustav Storm and Alfred, Lord Tennyson', in Anglo-Scandinavian Cross-Currents, ed.
Moreover, most of the latter have involved languages and traditions of versification which are now extinct (Vedic Sanskrit, Skaldic Icelandic, Bardic Irish, Kalevala Finnish, pre-sixteenth century Latvian) and only a few are claimed to be found in living systems (modern French, Turkish, Mandarin, and German rhyme and Irish alliteration) and in any event almost all of the examples cited, living or dead, have already been refuted (Hock 1980, Manaster Ramer 1981, 1994, 1995, MSS a, b).
The Englyn and Drott-Kvaett (actually the Drottkvaett) are both metrically complicated, Skaldic forms.
All too often the reader will come upon enumerations like the following, all alliterated: "Everything blended together, ale and edibles, scripture and skaldic praise, belching and bragging, sweet prayer songs and boisterous buffoonery.
Written and archaeological evidence of the many and often remote destinations visited by Scandinavians, and the tributes to the dragon ships included in skaldic poetry, show the central role of ships and sea-faring.