Environmental Metaphors in Contemporary Indonesian Literature

Anas Ahmadi, Abd. Syukur Ghazali


This study is for exploring the environmental metaphor in Indonesian novel. The environmental metaphor is focused on animal and plant metaphors. This study uses qualitative approach and data sources from the novels of Burung-Burung Manyar (2014), Burung-burung Rantau (2014) by YB Mangunwijaya, Mantra Pejinak Ular (2014) by Kuntowijoyo. The data analysis technique that is used refers to the Miles & Huberman flow model (1994) related to (1) data collection, (2) data reduction, (3) display data, (4) conclusion drawing and revision. The results show that the environmental metaphor has a function to understand the philosophy of human life from the environment and the author’s criticism about people who destroy the environment or commit corruptions/evil things.


metaphor, environment, contemporary Indonesian literature

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.3p.151


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