Imagery’s Power in The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Enrica Leny Setiawan, Valentina Widya Suryaningtyas

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This research discusses a collection of poetry entitled The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. The aim of this research is to find out types of imagery and the power of imagery from the book, the title is The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. The source of data is The Sun and Her Flowers poem by Rupi Kaur, which was published in 2017. The method used in this research is a qualitative method for analyzing data. In this research, the writer analyzed three poems from five existing poems by using the theory about types of imagery by Diyanni (2004: 559) like visual imagery, olfactory imagery, gustatory imagery, auditory imagery, and kinesthetic imagery and the writer also found the power of imagery in the poems. The result of this analysis is to find five kinds of imagery. The most dominant type of imagery used is visual imagery. The writer also found the power of imagery in the poems. From the results of analysis, it has been proved that the power of imagery used by Rupi Kaur in The Sun and Her Flowers poem is very strong so it makes the readers visualize the conditions that exist in the poem so they can get an image in their minds to understand the meaning of each poem.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33633/str.v3i1.7693

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