Repetition in Homeric epic: Cognitive and linguistic perspectives
Why are there so many instances - and so many varieties - of repetition in the oral epics that we associate with Homer's name? In this paper I begin with Deborah Tannen's observations on repetition in spontaneous conversational discourse. I then turn to the oral epic tradition that had flourished in early Greece to consider how repetition operates in its two representative poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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