Stepping Out of The Cultural Identity: A Critical Analysis of Cathy Song’s Memory Poetry

International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies (IJCAS)

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Title Stepping Out of The Cultural Identity: A Critical Analysis of Cathy Song’s Memory Poetry
 
Creator Setia Sari, Winda
 
Subject memory
poetry
cultural identity
imagery
 
Description Cathy Song, a Chinese-Korean ancestry woman poet, grew up in Hawaii, America. In “What Belongs to You”, a poem taken from her second poetry publication, she chronicles the memory of a child who is trapped between her dream and devotion. The theme of the poem is portrayed in a strong poetic devices. The poems lean in vivid visual imageries to evoke to the poet’s life memory. The speaker of What Belongs to You dreams of having the freedom and attempts to escape from her parental tie. Ironically, she finds herself devote to her family and tradition. The poems use past materials ranging from domestic domain and landscape which define the speaker’s personal memory. Comparing than Cathy’s Song first poetry publication, arguably, the cultural materials in the poem cannot be traced through Song’s poetic devices as an ethnic woman poet. In fact, song locates the dream and devotion in visual imageries and nostalgic tones in a general way. This is true; Song has denied herself as a cultural visionary. Song merely mines the memory from the point of view and identity of a woman, leaving her cultural traits behind.
 
Publisher Talenta Publisher
 
Date 2019-04-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://talenta.usu.ac.id/ijcas/article/view/948
10.1234/ijcas.v2i1.948
 
Source International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies; Vol 2 No 1 (2019): International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies (IJCAS) ; 54-59
2654-3591
2623-1999
10.32734/ijcas.v1i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://talenta.usu.ac.id/ijcas/article/view/948/582
10.1234/ijcas.v1i2.948.g582
 

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