Okot p'Bitek | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ogo A. Ofuani

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Okot p'Bitek.
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Critical Essay by Ogo A. Ofuani

SOURCE: Ofuani, Ogo A. “The Form and Function of Repetition in Okot p'Bitek's Poetry.”1 META 31, no. 3 (September 1986): 300-13.

In the following essay, Ofuani discusses the emotional effects of repetition in p'Bitek's poetic monologues.

Okot p'Bitek needs no introduction on the African literary scene. His songs under consideration here are Song of Lawino, Song of Ocol and Two Songs (Song of Prisoner, Song of Malaya)2. They are all dramatic monologues—one-speaker poems in which the conflicts, confrontations, etc., are presented consistently from the point of view of the speaker.

Repetitions abound in p'Bitek's pœms. This is one of the observations a careful reader makes on initial reading. Such repetitions are considered rhetorical devices in the texts because they are of significant stylistic...

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