Repetition in Sign Language Poetry and Storytelling

Repetition is another literary device used in poetry and storytelling.

The poetic narrative "The Ball" by Ben Bahan is a beloved classic story.

Unfortunately, the original video is not available on YouTube to embed here. However, below is a student's version, learning from the original storyteller, only for an illustration. I strongly recommend you to watch the original storyteller.

In the narrative "The Ball", Ben repeated a set of the characters, repeating the same movement but using different classifier handshapes for each character.

These are some ASL lessons, tutorials, and tips that ASL students and language enthusiasts can explore and learn some ASL on their own relaxing pace.

Seeking some challenges? Try some stories, fables, and others in ASL storytelling and poetry. Study a complex system of subtle eye gazes, role-shifting, classifiers, sentence structures, and other linguistic features as well as poetics.