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Common and Distinctive Elements in old Norse and old English Wisdom Poetry

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on wisdom poems in Old Icelandic and Old English. The most striking characteristic of Germanic wisdom poetry is the apparently unstructured nature ... More


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