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Meningkatkan Kepercayaan Diri Anak Melalui Pembelajaran Kreatif

 

 

oleh Shafira Linda

Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya

 

Remaja dan anak-anak adalah harapan sekaligus tunas bangsa untuk menjadikan negara kesatuan Republik Indonesia maju. Dalam tahap-tahap seperti ini, pembentukan kepribadian dan jati diri anak sedang berkembang. Menurut Dewi Masithoh dalam karya akhir yang berjudul Upaya Meningkatkan Rasa Percaya Diri Pada Peserta Didik Dengan Unjuk Diri Menggunakan Media Pop Up Book, kepribadian, kemampuan bersosialisasi, dan kecerdasan bersumber dari rasa percaya diri. Minimnya rasa percaya diri pada anak akan menghambat perkembangan anak itu sendiri. Sebagai mahasiswa dari ilmu humaniora yang erat kaitannya dengan sastra dan budaya, saya percaya bahwa kepercayaan diri anak dapat ditingkatkan melalui pembelajaran kreatif dengan menyisipkan kesenian dalam pembelajaran.

Kampung Ciomas berlokasi di Desa Sindangsari, Kabupaten Lebak, Provinsi Banten. Desa yang memiliki tujuh kampung ini mempunyai dua sekolah dasar negeri dan satu madrasah tsanawiyah swasta, yaitu SDN 01 dan 02 Sindangsari serta MTs Al-Muawanah. Mayoritas anak-anak dan remaja dari kampung Ciomas bersekolah di SDN 02 Sindangsari dan MTs Al-Muawanah. Lanjutkan membaca Meningkatkan Kepercayaan Diri Anak Melalui Pembelajaran Kreatif

Ku ketuk—Menunggu

Ku ketuk,

Tok tok—tok

Ku ketuk,

lapisan pengedap suara yang terlalu tebal,

membuatmu sulit digapai

 

Ku ketuk,

tiga kali—lagi

Sepi—Tak ada diksi

lihat gelombang  monoton itu

menunggu—

 

Lihat aku,

bukan—

dengar aku.

Izinkanku mengulitimu

hingga jantungmu,

yang menghentak: —dum—dum—dum

buatku luluh,

 

Ku ketuk,

Menunggu—

satu, dua, tiga,

tahun-tahun berlompatan—

Di Kereta #FlashFiction

Aku memperhatikannya dari jauh. Iya, perempuan yang sedang duduk disebrangku.

Entah apa yang sedang ia baca, senyumnya terkulum manis. Entah malu atau senang.

Jadinya, aku pun ikut tersenyum.

Tidak seperti para komuter lainnya yang seolah tidak peduli dengan menggunakan earphone. Ia tampak pengertian dengan memberikan tempat duduknya kepada sorang ibu paruh baya.

Ah, lihat. Senyumnya masih ada di situ. Ia seperti mempunyai dunianya sendiri dalam gerbong kereta kami. Namun, tanpa acuh tak acuh terhadap penumpang yang lain. Merasa dipandang ia menoleh padaku. Senyum tipis tersiratnya buatku tak karuan.

Ia membetulkan kerudungnya dirasa ada yang salah karena dipandangi.

Tiba-tiba suara masinis mengumumkan kereta sudah berhenti pada stasiun. Gadis itu berkata permisi dan lenyap ditelan pintu.

Aku melirik gelang salibku yang longgar. Hampir saja jatuh.

—FlashFiction “Di Kereta”

Dari jendela kau melihat bintang-bintang tanggal

Satu demi satu, berulang mengucapkan selamat tinggal

Kadang kau pikir lebih mudah mencintai semua orang

daripada melupakan satu orang

jika ada seorang terlanjur menyentuh inti jantungmu,

mereka yang datang kemudian

hanya menyentuh kemungkinan

–Rangga (AADC2)

Dengar Musikalisasinya : https://soundcloud.com/lindashafira/puisi-rangga-kepada-cinta-aadc

Comparison and Contrast Poetry Analysis (The Victims and The Abortion:  Aim the Complexity)

  • Introduction
    1. Both Anne Sexton and Sharon Olds are two famous confessional poets in their era.

According to Jennifer Brozak (classroom.synonym.com), confessional poetry serves to reveal an author’s repressed anguish or deepest emotions through verses about the most personal of subjects.

  1. Specific topic: Sharon Olds highlights the issue of family abuse in the Victims, and Anne Sexton rises the issue about the abortion as the title says.
  2. Why are this two poem comparable? Because both poems are written by confessional poets. In addition, both Anne Sexton and Sharon Olds share similar emotion in confessing their feeling to a poem: anguish and hatred.
  3. Thesis statement:

Although the Victims and the Abortions have different story and themes, surprisingly both poets use similar strategies in using certain elements to achieve the purpose of each poem.

  1. Body Paragraphs
    1. Both Sexton and Olds provide allusions to give the readers clue about poems’ themes.
      1. Sexton alludes Rumpelstiltskin to signify the agent who undertakes the abortion.
        1. Descriptions of Rumpelstiltskin
        2. Why the readers should know this idea
      2. Olds allude Nixon’s resignation as the President of U.S to compare Nixon’s and the father position after the divorce.
        1. Nixon’s history of resignation and the Watergate case
        2. Both Nixon and the father are kicked out from their ‘household’.
      3. These two confessional poets introduce refrain since the beginning of the poem to introduce the main issue.
        1. Sexton writes, “Somebody who should have been born is gone.” to emphasize the idea of abortion.
          1. The refrain portrays the idea of regret
          2. Why it should be three times repetition
        2. Olds writes, “She took it and took it.” to highlight the act of bearing the abuse.
          1. The refrain shows the continuation of the abuse
          2. Why it should be three times repetition

Lanjutkan membaca Comparison and Contrast Poetry Analysis (The Victims and The Abortion:  Aim the Complexity)

Let’s be Humanized!

Everything seems different in the third term in college. In this term, I learnt a lot about life lessons during the lectures. Because I was majoring science when I was in high school, I had never learnt about human studies, such as sociology or anthropology. However, now, I study culture, literature, and philosophy. Of course, it is because I’m a student of faculty of humanities. Somehow, by attending so many lectures that I took for this term, I began to think reflectively about us as human. Then one question appear: Are we machines or humans?

I’ve been wondering about this issue during this term. Maybe this is not what people think or most of students think these days, but suddenly the question appear in the middle of Research Methods class. The lecturer, Mr.Junaedi, said that we are modern people. We want everything fast, we want everything instant, we want do things with less effort, and we want to make everything to be practical and efficient. In addition, we also spend more time in the outdoor rather than in our houses. Now, we are busy with ourselves and pay less attention to our families. What do you think? Are those represents you?

For me, I am. Home is not like home anymore. Nowadays, home is just a dwelling not a house. Look at the apartments that are built around us. Houses are replaced by simple compartments whose price are high. Less windows, no terrace, no backyard, functional design, and all the elements of a house seem decreased.

Inevitable, in this millennium era invented technology becomes part of our life. Indirectly, internet and smartphones are our ‘God’ in everyday life. Most of modern people use smartphone to communicate and make our job done faster. In addition, there are many applications, such as social media and games are invented. However, those applications —unconsciously— are distracting us. For example, some people tend to care their cyber life rather than their real life. The more we get in touch in Internet make us isolated. As a result, we are likely to be machines without feeling. Like robots, even zombies.

By writing this journal, I don’t mean to preach or teach. I know that we as humans both have flaws and beauty in the same time.  Overall, I just want to say: Let’s be humanized!

“If All the Skies” by Henry van Dyke Poetry Analysis

*This is one of ‘rare’ poem’, so I made the analysis of this poem (beside it’s my assignment to do LOL) This is simple Poetry Analysis though. I hope it’s easy to be undestood :)*

If all the skies were sunshine,
Our faces would be fain
To feel once more upon them
The cooling splash of rain.

If all the world were music,
Our hearts would often long
For one sweet strain of silence,
To break the endless song.

If life were always merry,
Our souls would seek relief,
And rest from weary laughter
In the quiet arms of grief.

—-  Henry van Dyke

This poem is rich with metaphors that create the whole meaning of it. In every stanza, the poet contrasts two things to create a sense of balance in human’s life. In the first stanza, the speaker tells that human both need sunshine and rain, because too many sunshine or rain will not good for human nature. To illustrate, the sunshine is needed by humans for drying clothes, planting, and farming. Rain is also needed by humans for watering irrigation, watering the plants and grass, and creating good water cycle. However, if just one of them existed in this world, humans would not have a proper life. Humans need both rain and sunshine to make their living.

In the second stanza, the speaker contrasts music and silence in human’s life. Music can represent business, crowd, and hectic activity in life. We can see this in nowadays activity, especially in a big city which is busy and crowd both day and night. However, the speaker tells us that human also needs silence. Silence in here may represent a peaceful atmosphere and quiet place.  We can comprehend that too many loudness or activities will make us tired and stressful, and sometimes we just need our silent time to contemplate or life and get peace. Therefore, again, humans need both the two opposite things; music and silence. Lanjutkan membaca “If All the Skies” by Henry van Dyke Poetry Analysis

What Is a METAPHOR?

 

A metaphor is a figurative language that compare one thing to another by substituting a figurative term with literal term. The purpose of metaphor is to evoke the qualities of the meaning and to allow readers understand the greater concept in the poem. The things that are compared mostly are unlike or dissimilar. For example, the poem “It sifts from Leaden Sieves” by Emily Dickinson compares the snow with wool and powder. In the first stanza, Dickinson writes:

 It sifts from Leaden Sieves—

 It powders all the Wood

It fills with Alabaster Wool

The wrinkles of the Road—

 

As we know, wool and powder with the snow are completely different things, but Dickinson creates some comparison to make the poem more beautiful and meaningful. Another example is the poem “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath which is rich of metaphors.

I’m a riddle in nine syllables,
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf’s big with its yeasty rising.
Money’s new-minted in this fat purse.
I’m a means, a stage, a cow in calf.

 

Plath compares pregnancy with ‘a riddle in nine syllables’, an elephant, a house, a melon, a stage, and a cow in calf. Uniquely, those metaphors create some pictures to the readers, so the readers can understand the whole meaning of the poem and indicate ‘pregnancy’ as the answer of Plath’s riddle.

 

A Glimpse of Psychoanalytic and Post-Modernism

Friday, 18th  December 2015

Amazingly, today we merged two chapters between chapter Psychoanalytic and Post-Modernism theory. First, we discuss about psychoanalytic theory. Psychoanalytic theory focus the self as the object of study, and then the Postmodernism as our closing of this course. In my perspective, psychoanalytic theory has made me conclude that humans are never happy. However, is it necessary to be happy? Is happiness the purpose of life?

Psychoanalytic theory was first introduced by Sigmund Freud. He claimed that there are three aspects of human’s mind. They are id, ego, and super ego. Freud said id is humans’ instinct that has many desires and tend to be animalistic. The ego manage the self to be stable, and the superego consists of conscience and morality. Freud also claimed that most of modern people tend to be not happy because most of them hold their sexual desires. After Freud, here comes the post-Freudian theorists. They are Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse. Interestingly, both of them developed Freudian theory with Marxian theory. In Fromm perspective, modern people mostly think what TO CONSUME, and lead them into consumerism. From this, Fromm claimed that modern people are not happy because they search for pleasure instead of happiness. Happiness in modern people diminished into pleasure to consume some commodities, such as drinking liquor, enjoy music, movies, sex, etc. Marcuse defined those commodities as false needs. According to him, humans are similar with robot, and then “robotism” appeared. As a result, life has no significant meaning for humans.

In my opinion, modern people tend to be more stressed. Why? Because they are so busy. WE are so busy with our business and tend to be a “robot” who just do the routines again and again. Somehow,  this course leads me to make a poem which describe modern people in my lens. Lanjutkan membaca A Glimpse of Psychoanalytic and Post-Modernism