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The '''Song of Beren and Lúthien''' or the Tale of Tinúviel is a poem found within the chapter "[[A Knife in the Dark]]" of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''. It is sung by [[Strider]] to the Hobbits upon [[Weathertop]], explaining them that it "''is a song in the mode that is called ''[[ann-thennath]]'' among the [[Elves]] in our [[Common Speech]], and this is but a rough echo of it''". Following Aragorn's words, [[Patrick Wynne]] and [[Carl F. Hostetter]] explain that the English metric mode (nine stanzas of eight lines each, rhymed ''ABAC, BABE'') tries to imitate what the [[Sindarin]] metric (the so called ''[[ann-thennath]]'') would have been in the original poem, therefore this song would be an extract translated from the ''[[Lay of Leithian]]'', specifically the [[Lay of Leithian Canto III|Canto III]].<ref>[[Tolkien's Legendarium|''Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on'' The History of Middle-earth]]: [[Patrick Wynne]] and [[Carl F. Hostetter]], "Three Elvish Verse Modes: ''Ann-thennath'', ''Minlamad thent'' / ''estent'', and ''Linnod''", pp. 113-120</ref>
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The '''Song of Beren and Lúthien''' or the Tale of Tinúviel is a poem found within the chapter "[[A Knife in the Dark]]" of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''. It is sung by [[Strider]] to the Hobbits upon [[Weathertop]], explaining them that it "''is a song in the mode that is called ''[[ann-thennath]]'' among the [[Elves]] in our [[Common Speech]], and this is but a rough echo of it''". Following Aragorn's words, it's accepted by some scholars{{who}} that the metric mode tries to imitate what the [[Sindarin]] metric would have been in the original poem, therefore this song would be an extract translated from the [[Lay of Leithian Canto III|Canto III]] of the ''[[Lay of Leithian]]''.<ref>[[Tolkien's Legendarium|''Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on'' The History of Middle-earth]]: [[Patrick Wynne]] and [[Carl F. Hostetter]], "Three Elvish Verse Modes: ''Ann-thennath'', ''Minlamad thent'' / ''estent'', and ''Linnod''", pp. 113-120</ref>
  
 
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