THE EXPECTED INDEPENDENCE IN A SONG OF THE REPUBLIC

Henriono Nugroho

Abstract


This article concerns with a stylistic analysis on a poem in terms of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Verbal Art Semiotics. The writing uses library research, qualitative data, documentary study, descriptive method and intrinsic-objective approach. The semantic analysis results in both automatized and foregrounded meanings. Then the automatized meaning produces lexical cohesion and in turn, produces subject matter. Meanwhile, the foregrounded meaning produces the literary meaning and in turn, creates theme. Finally, the analysis indicates that the subject matter is about the young Australian’s choice, the literary meaning is about the expectation of Australian freedom and the theme is about the freedom of self-determination.


Keywords


automatized meaning, foregrounded meaning, subject matter, literary meaning, theme

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21107/prosodi.v2i2.337

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