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Episode 5: KRS-ONE and the Literary Device of Repetition

KRS-ONE is a household name in the world of hip hop, a larger than life pioneer from hip-hop’s Golden Era dating back to the 1980s, and there are plenty of articles and podcasts centered around his most influential and important songs, both as a solo artist and as the emcee for BDP, some of which include “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know” (1995), “My Philosophy” (1988), “Step Into a World” (1997) and, of course, the breakout track “The Bridge is Over” (1987).

This episode instead focuses on his use of the literary device repetition. We'll take a look at his 30+ year career and examine his use of the writing strategy as I encourage educators to study his poetry in the classroom.


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