IJLLL 2017 Vol.3(3): 149-156 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2017.3.3.125

Lexical Patterns and Cohesiveness of Selected Poems: Bases for Deriving Themes

Jahnese D. Asuncion and Marlina L. Lino
Abstract—Lexical patterning has been considered as a new, interesting, and academic manner of discussing poetry. Themes embedded in poems can be particularly derived easier through a close look at the lexical patterns and cohesiveness of a text. This study, therefore, was conducted to describe the lexical patterns and cohesiveness of selected poems and use these as bases for determining their respective themes. The descriptive research design particularly content analysis was utilized to identify the lexical patterns in the selected poems. The lexical patterns were categorized based on the extensive composition written by Transkanen. Moreover, the cohesiveness of each of the poems was determined through a formula adapted from Goodarzi. The identified lexical patterns and cohesiveness in each of the poems were used to derive the theme. The lexical patterns, cohesiveness and derived themes were validated by experienced literature teachers. Results reveal that the poems are rich in lexical patterns and majority of them are cohesive. Hence, the derivation of theme is easier and faster.

Index Terms—Cohesiveness, lexical patterns, poems, literatures of the world, themes.

J. D. Asuncion is with the Mariano Marcos State University College of Teacher Education (MMSU CTE), Laoag City, 2900, Philippines (e-mail: nesedomingo@gmail.com).
M. L. Lino is with the Mariano Marcos State University College of Arts and Sciences (MMSU CAS), City of Batac, 2906, Philippines (e-mail: mlino_mmsu@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Jahnese D. Asuncion and Marlina L. Lino, "Lexical Patterns and Cohesiveness of Selected Poems: Bases for Deriving Themes," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 149-156, 2017.

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