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Tattered poetry

Finrod
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Nov 25 2012, 3:52pm


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I find all of these to be rather plausible changes one might make if the riddles were to be heard by a modern audience rather than read.
LR


I don’t: the violence done to the scansion destroys the illusion that these are old rhymes handed down from generation to generation. Introducing the “chain” part ruins everything.

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311



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A little hint on riddles. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 3:11pm
    I always said PJ would change the riddles DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 25 2012, 3:18pm
        Only very minor in all fairness Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 3:38pm
            Tattered poetry Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Nov 25 2012, 3:52pm
                I would imagine Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 3:55pm
            Thank you DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 25 2012, 3:57pm
                About riddles Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Nov 25 2012, 4:18pm
                    Sure. Snatcher Send a private message to Snatcher Nov 25 2012, 4:38pm
                    It runs alongside Goblintown DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 25 2012, 4:49pm
            But a fish wears scalemail, not chainmail // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Nov 25 2012, 5:11pm
                well painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Nov 25 2012, 5:24pm
            I agree Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 25 2012, 5:43pm
    I just checked the riddles printed in The Hobbit: AUJ Annual Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 25 2012, 10:12pm
        Perfectly possible, I agree. Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 25 2012, 10:21pm
        Have they been changed for copywrite reasons? Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 26 2012, 1:01pm
            Weeeeell possible Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 26 2012, 9:33pm

 
 
 

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