1. W

    Meter of Frodo’s song in Bree

    Hello, I’ve been listening to the Exploring LOTR course in podcast form for about 9 months now, and I am still many moons behind: I just reached episode 51, with its discussion of Frodo’s song in the Prancing Pony. In general I’ve stopped myself from commenting here when something has grabbed me...
  2. NotACat

    Slow down, you're going too fast?

    While we're looking at poetry for a bit, something was raised a little while back that caught my attention but I don't recall who said it. Apparently the people who wrote the kind of poetry that JRRT loved tended to speak a lot slower than we generally do nowadays. I wonder whether some of...