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DEVIATIONS IN LINGUISTIC CONVENTION ON POETRY (English Version)

Posted in Language and Literature with tags , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Kanya Puspokusumo

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I. Introduction

Poetry is kind of literary work in which the conciseness of meaning is emphasized in every single word. Every word in poetry can have ambiguity in it. And this often makes people think poetry hard to understand, mysterious, or even mystical. We can find this kind of problem in some works of our contemporary poets’ such as Sutardji Calzoum Bachri’s Tragedi Winka dan Sihka, Sepisaupi, O,etc., or Ibrahim Sattah’s Sang Sing Song Where they seem to be boundless and have absolute freedom not only in word choice but in shapes as well. We, therefore, may agree with Auden that words in poetry arise from a confused mind of a poet (Kennedy, 1971:331).And it is also said that their works are noyhing but a bunch of meaningless words from those who claim themselves poet. Continue reading

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