- My Husband's Tongue Is Bitter Poem author:- Okot P'Bitek
- Poet's point of view:- First Person Point Of View (The Woman's Husband)
- Category:- Marriage/Family
- Major poetic device:- Repetition
- Major theme:- Comparing beauty (African style to the western style)
- This Okot P'Bitek poem consists of sixteen stanzas.
- The first three stanzas introduced the readers to the plight of primitive wife of a civilized African man.
- The obvious poetic devices are repetition of phrases "the insults" "my man" "Black people" "love". Other devices are alliteration "terrible things" metaphor "the ugly coat of the hyena" imagery "glowing charcoal" simile "is like raw yams".
- Few of the themes in the poem has to do with the virtues in African customs and traditions. Through this poem, the importance of the clansmen can be felt. They served as the peacemaker within the clans.
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