THE OBJECTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE STUDY IN WILLIAM BLAKE’S “THE SICK ROSE”

Sartika, Utari Dwi (2021) THE OBJECTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE STUDY IN WILLIAM BLAKE’S “THE SICK ROSE”. In: Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on The Teaching of English and Literature, 6 November 2021, Bengkulu.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to find out the intrinsic elements of the famous poem of William Blake which is entitled “The Sick Rose.” In this poem, Blake used many symbolism, imagery, and figures of speech so this poem becomes meaningful. This paper would also analyze the biography of William Blake to find out how his emotion the poem deeply and capturing the selection stanzas or lines which represent imagery and emotion of William Blake as the writer of this poem. After selecting the data, then the writer analyzes them by using the Objective and Expressive Theory proposed by Abrams. The researcher found that the rose in this poem is a symbol of love or woman which is being hurt by the lust of the man which is symbolized by the worm. Therefore, this poem describes the woman‟s hurt because of the materialism of man. This is a beautiful poem by Blake which is full of imagery and metaphors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 06:17
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 06:17
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/24036

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