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This research aims to analyze the “loneliness” images from a poetry book entitled There is No New York Today. It was first published in 2016 and originally written by M. Aan Mansyur in Bahasa Indonesia, then translated into English by an American translator, John H. McGlynn. The poetry book consists of 31 poetries, but 15 poetries have selected for this research due to the research topic’s limitation. For the readers, this research is expected to serve insights about text interpretations, especially poetry, as a literary work. This research presents a semiotic analysis with a qualitative research design. For the research data, the researcher has selected 15 poetry from There is No New York poetry book which contains the “loneliness” images. The selected poetries are analyzed through two reading stages, the Heuristic Reading and Hermeneutic Reading, based on Michael Riffaterre’s Semiotic Theory. After the reading stages have passed, the “loneliness” images are analyzed by looking at the ideas and parts of the poetries which imply the “loneliness” images based on theories and previous studies about loneliness. The result has shown that the selected poetries from There is No New York Today poetry book contains various “loneliness” images, which are implied through particular words, phrases, and lines. Based on the analysis, each of the poetries has unique imageries that imply the “loneliness” images differently. There are also many forms of “loneliness” are implied in the selected poetries, and some of them have similar “loneliness” images. They are the state of being alone or not having any companion, abandonment, separateness, incompleteness, fear, self-destruction, desperation, alienation, solitude, emptiness, melancholy, isolation, and longing.
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