CONNOTATIVE MEANING FOUND IN SELECTED BEN PEDARY’S POEM AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO POETRY TEACHING

  • Mayhusna Ino Tantyasari
  • Siti Nur Aini
  • Laily Nur Affini

Abstract

Connotative meaning cannot be translated literally because it has additional meanings that overlap with its denotative meaning. Connotative meaning is associated with personal thoughts and feelings. It compares something to represent another thing that usually has the same nature. Its words carry cultural and emotional associations or meanings. A poem is an object to learn about meaning because it conceives many connotations associated with the author’s thought, culture, and feeling. This research aims to find connotative meanings in selected Ben Pedary’s poem using theory from Leech. The method used for this research is descriptive qualitative. This research found all three kinds of connotative meanings detailed as follows: 18 positive connotations, five neutral connotations, and 22 negative connotations. The meaning in Ben Pedary’s poems commonly concerns an unpleasant phenomenon that makes the reader relate to the sadness in it because it is close to daily life. Furthermore, for contributions to the teaching of poetry. Ben ’Pedary’s poems as a reference for learning about meaning are expected to make students recognize connotative utterances and trained to understand the meaning of expressions not only from their literal meaning.

Published
2021-12-09
How to Cite
TANTYASARI, Mayhusna Ino; AINI, Siti Nur; AFFINI, Laily Nur. CONNOTATIVE MEANING FOUND IN SELECTED BEN PEDARY’S POEM AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO POETRY TEACHING. Proceeding of Conference on English Language Teaching, Applied Linguistics, and Literature, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 43-54, dec. 2021. Available at: <https://prosiding.iainponorogo.ac.id/index.php/celtall/article/view/524>. Date accessed: 13 july 2024.