Pastoralism In Robert Frost’s Poems (A Stylistic Approach)

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Epata Puji Astuti - C. 0307023 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa

This thesis discusses about the language style relates to the nature and rural life in Robert Frost’s poem. The research is conducted to explain pastoralism of Robert Frost’s poems. This research is a descriptive qualitative research. The primary data is taken from the six pastoral poems of Robert Frost. The data are in the form of lines and stanzas which are related to the subject matter. To support the primary data, other data are derived from certain pieces of information dealing with pastoralism of poetry, Internet and previous researches. To attain the purpose, the data is analyzed through stylistics approach. To examine the style of the language in those poems, this approach is used to analyze their stylistics devices. Based on the analysis, it is then concluded that the stylistics devices in the poems, i.e poetic form, poetic language and tone are successful in building the pastoral atmosphere. Frost shows his pastoralism through the simple sentences, daily vocabularies and diction relates to the rustic life. He employs the symbols that reflect the relationship between human, animal and nature. Frost also employs the pastoral tone that brings the atmosphere of peacefulness.