Mellor, Scott A.
Scott A. Mellor is Senior Lecturer of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Ph.D. in Advanced Folklore Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.2008 0-7734-4856-X
This work investigates the syntax of ten poems from the Poetic Edda
, a medieval Icelandic text, offering data that reveals some of the composition processes and the remnants of the oral tradition from which poetry came. This work demonstrates that the Icelandic poet not only employed verbatim and variable formulae when composing, but also that the structure of the half-lines are formulaic and that their semantic function aids a poet in composition.