Welsh poetic form equivalent to an ode. There are 12 separate awdl forms including: cyhydedd hir, cyhydedd naw ban, gwawdodyn, clogyrnach, rhupunt, tawddgyrch cadwynog, cyrch a chwta, toddaid and byr a thoddaid. The awdl was regarded as the most challenging and exalted Welsh form.
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in Welsh verse, a long ode written in cynghanedd (a complex system of alliteration and internal rhyme) and in one or more of the 24 strict bardic ... [3 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/131
In early Welsh literature, an awdl was any long poem on a single end-rhyme (the word is the same as `odl`, `rhyme`). Such early awdlau are associated with the Cynfeirdd such as Aneirin and Taliesin, and the poetry is found in manuscripts such as the Book of Taliesin, the Black Book of Carmarthen, the Hendregadredd Manuscript or The Red Book of...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awdl
(from Middle Welsh odl) The term in Welsh poetry has come to acquire several meanings. In its earlieFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22385
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