The great wisdoms implied in “Contemplation” Poem by Anne Bradstreet

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Muhayat, Ahmat (2018) The great wisdoms implied in “Contemplation” Poem by Anne Bradstreet. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study tries to find out the great wisdoms implied in Anne Bradstreet’s “Contemplation” poem. Simply, wisdom is an understanding on useful knowledge and apply it as valuable lessons for daily life. This study focuses on the implied great wisdoms that have more values in representing the topics of God’s greatness, humanity, and natural law. They are selected because almost all stanzas of the poem talk about the three. This study uses descriptive-qualitative method in describing one by one the greatness of each wisdom. In finding out the great wisdoms implied in the poem, the researcher uses semiotics of poetry as main theory by Riffaterre. The data were collected through the reading of heuristic and hermeneutic generally and specifically. Besides, this study also discusses the great wisdoms implied in the poem with the Islamic perspectives; Holy Quran and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad as two important sources of teaching. The result of the study is that there are seventeenth great wisdoms implied in the poem that can be taken as great lessons. In discussing the implied great wisdoms of the poem, Islamic perspectives are in line with the implied great wisdoms by explaining their superiorities. In conclusion, the implied great wisdoms in this study give many advices for human being to contemplate, god greatness, past ages of history, afterlife, using time as good as possible etc. So, this research is very important to know the implied great wisdoms in the poem to be taken as great lessons for both general readers and Muslim readers.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Muhayat, Ahmatmuhayat4@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Agama
Bahasa Inggris
Al Qur'an
Keywords: Wisdom; semiotic of poetry; Islamic perspectives
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Muhayat Ahmat
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 04:01
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 04:01

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