Syntactical structure analysis on Emily Dickinson’s poems

Khusnah, Asmaul (2008) Syntactical structure analysis on Emily Dickinson’s poems. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Having knowledge about the structure of modification is one of the ways to helps the readers of English poem or text to guess the meaning. Poem is an art contrasted in language. It is not using language in the way that normal human being do, so it is important to be known the structure rules. The research discusses one of the syntactic structures. It is structure of modification which is used in some of Emily Dickinson’s poems.

The research problems to be discussed are “what kinds of structure of modification are found in some of Emily Dickinson’s poems and which is the dominant used?”. The objectives of the study are to find out and discuss the kinds of structure of modification found in some of Emily Dickinson’s poems and the dominantly used by using Chinese boxes. theory suggested by W. Nelson Francis in his book entitled “The Structure of American English” (1958)

The research uses descriptive qualitative method. The techniques for collecting the data are by browsing the Emily Dickinson’s poems on the internet. reading some of the printing poems of Emily Dickinson then selects some of the poems as the data., and collecting the words which contain structure of modification. The next step analyzes the numbers of the structure of modification. Finally, the researcher revises and arranges all the data to get suitable

The result of this research reveals with the problems, shows that kinds of structure of modification based on N. Francis’ theory are used in some of Emily Dickinson’s poems, they are noun phrase, verb phrase, adverb phrase, and adjective phrase. But did not find the structure of modification in form of preposition phrase and function word. And the dominant phrase which is used is noun phrase.

It can be concluded that not all of the structure of modification processes based on the Francis’ theory are used in Emily Dickinson’s poems such as prepositional phrase and function word. The students are suggested to understand the part of speech well to know and to understand what kind of the phrase in syntactical structure, so that they can make good phrases structures. To the future researchers conduct similar theme of study with more complete data and discussions. The researcher also suggest to the readers pay more attention of reading Emily’s poems because her poems use solitary language.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Ahmadin, Dimjati
Keywords: Structure; Phrase; Poem
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 09:04

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