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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yuk Ikuti Langkah-Langkah Sederhana Ini untuk Membuat Puisi Bahasa Inggris yang Menarik!

"Puisi adalah salah satu bentuk karya seni yang memiliki keindahan serta makna yang dalam pada diri setiap insan manusia."

Selamat datang sahabat pembaca! Dalam hidup, mungkin sahabat pembaca sekalian setuju bahwasannya salah satu kemampuan yang menentukan kesuksesan seseorang adalah kemampuan dalam menyelesaikan masalah (problem solving), karena pada dasarnya kita selalu dihadapkan dengan permasalahan-permasalahan kehidupan mulai dari yang sederhana hingga yang kompleks atau rumit.

Dan untuk memiliki problem solving skill yang baik, kita membutuhkan proses berpikir kreatif (creative thinking) agar mampu menemukan solusi dari setiap permsalahan yang dihadapi. Mempelajari puisi adalah salah satu cara seseorang membiasakan diri berpikir kreatif dimana ia harus mendalami kata demi kata, baris demi baris, bait demi bait, untuk mendapatkan makna sesungguhnya dari puisi tersebut. 

Contohnya, untuk mengerti analisa mendalam dari puisi Robert Frost berjudul "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" di bawah ini, dibutuhkan kemampuan berpikir kreatif yang baik. Menurut kamu, apa makna dibalik puisi Robert Frost di bawah ini?

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.

Di sisi lain, dalam mengembangkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris, menulis puisi merupakan sebuah latihan yang baik untuk para pembelajar dimana mereka akan memiliki kesempatan besar untuk melakukan 'eksperimen' dengan bahasa yang mereka pelajari, kosakata, dan juga mengembangkan serta mengekspresikan dirinya tanpa batasan yang kaku tentang struktur tata bahasa atau grammar. 

Bagi sebagian orang, membuat puisi sangatlah mudah. Namun bagi sebagian yang lainnya, membuat puisi menjadi sebuah tantangan yang besar. Tapi sederhananya, ada beberapa cara yang bisa kamu lakukan untuk menulis puisi. Berikut diantaranya:

  • Pilih Topik yang Kamu Minati
    Memilih topik yang kamu minati sekaligus kamu ketahui dengan baik akan memudahkan kamu dalam menulis puisi. Tema cinta, persahabatan, kehidupan, keluarga, ataupun tema-tema sederhana lain bisa kamu gunakan sebagai acuan utama dalam membuat puisi.
  • Gunakan Diksi yang Tepat
    Diksi atau pilihan kata yang tepat sangat mendukung kamu dalam mengekspresikan apa yang ingin kamu sampaikan kepada audiens atau pembaca puisi kamu. Contohnya, daripada mengatakan "I love you" secara langsung, kamu bisa menggantinya dengan "I am blessed to have you in my life", atau menggunakan kalimat-kalimat lain yang ada di artikel "Biar Gak Terdengar Basi, Kamu Bisa Gunakan 27 Kata Ini Loh Untuk Bilang I Love You" yang pernah saya tulis.

  • Hadirkan Suasana yang Sesuai
    Suasana dalam puisi bisa membangkitkan nilai estetika yang ada di dalam puisi. Penggunakan metafora, ataupun deskripsi yang baik seperti "The DARKEST EVENING of the year" dan "The woods are LOVELY, DARK, and DEEP." dalam puisi Robert Frost di atas menunjukkan betapa ia memanfaatkan teknik deskripsi untuk membawa pembaca memahami suasana dalam puisi.

  • Libatkan Perasaan dalam Puisi
    Perasaan penulis yang tertuang dalam puisinya akan meninggalkan kesan yang kuat dalam benak pembaca. Ketika pembaca mampu merasakan apa yang penulis rasakan saat menulis puisi tersebut, bisa dikatakan sang penulis puisi tersebut sukses meninggalkan kesan kepada pembacanya. "But I have promises to keep" dalam puisi Robert Frost di atas menggambarkan perasaan sang penulis yang sebenarnya ingin tetap berada dalam hutan bersalju yang indah itu, namun ia merasa bertanggung jawab atas janji yang telah ia buat sehingga ia harus meninggalkan tempat itu segera demi janjinya tersebut.  
Itulah langkah sederhana yang bisa kamu terapkan untuk membuat puisi dalam bahasa Inggris. Semakin kamu sering membaca puisi, menemukan referensi serta inspirasi baru, semakin kamu mencoba untuk terus menggali ide kreatif yang ada dalam diri dan menuangkannya dalam sajak puisi yang indah nan berkesan, maka akan semakin mudah juga kamu mengembangkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris kamu secara tertulis dalam bentuk karya puisi.

Nah, pada artikel ini, saya menantang kamu untuk membuat sebuah puisi berbahasa Inggris dengan cara menuliskan puisi yang telah kamu buat dalam kolom KOMENTAR di bahah ini! Yuk buktikan bahwa kamu berani mencoba dan berkreasi dalam membuat puisi! ^.^  


  1. Hi Mr... Yeah... So... This is our poem that we've made for the assignment. It's a haiku poem.

    Autumn Breeze

    Sounds of the breeze,
    In the early Autumn.
    The softest whispers are heard.

    This poem is made by: Anya & Angie.
    PS: I'm not quite sure if this is where I'm supposed to post it...

  2. Hi Mr Dimas, nice blog or such... Lol.
    It's an epic poem if i'm not mistaken

    Another Life for the Motherland

    Up the hill I go
    With fate that leads me here
    To a place far away
    From my family
    And waiting is my lover

    And just as the wheels stopped
    It began to roll again
    My foes came
    And I’m scared, really scared
    Inside with my comrades

    My life is done
    We’re alone, surrounded
    No one will save us
    I think, deep inside
    The tears of those who loved me

    But I grasp all that I can
    However little it is
    My courage and strength
    And I will live
    Up to my training

    There’s few of us
    But as our trusted chief
    Lead and encouraged us
    To fight the bullets of death
    March we men of blood

    Blood, pouring and pouring
    Screams became roars
    For we fight for our lives
    I felt something, losing
    From my heart, or my life?

    So it's basically a WW2 soviet soldier that's ambushed by the Nazi, and died, lol

    Hope it's pretty correct hehe


    at first it was high winds,
    spiraling inwards towards the band of a thunderstorm
    then everything was cloudy and dark
    oh how it all sounds so familiar?

    EVACUATE—the news lady spat
    but unfortunately i fell in love
    with the way the rain has touched me
    and the way the wind blasts me away

    then i realized my world collapsing
    just before my eyes
    but it was all too late,
    because by then; i realized
    the reason hurricanes were named after people

    by becca and gita

  4. "You Changed"

    You came into my heart that was once calm,
    The day the shining you, came towards me.
    Then you disappear like a dream,
    Did your heart already turn around?

    When a dark night passes and the sun shines again in the sky,
    I pray that the feelings that you have for me will never change.
    Why is it that love changes?
    Who you used to be, how you used to care.

    You used to say "you were my entire heart"
    Even your lies are sweet.
    I can't see your heart, but I can clearly feel it,
    Your eyes have grown cold.

    Now I'm too far from where I stood
    And I don't care anymore
    Because I'm done trying,
    To make a heart that is like a wind to stay with me.

    [By Elizabeth and Shakira]

  5. HELLO SIR! It's Khesa and Jekky. So.. this is our poem

    I Wish It's Only You

    If i could have just one wish,
    I would wish to wake up everyday
    to the sound of your breath on my neck,
    the warmth of your lips on my cheek,
    the touch of your fingers on my skin,
    and the feel of your heart beating with mine..
    I know that i could never find that feeling with anyone other than you...

    we made this poem but Khesa's father help us to get this poem more better.

  6. hi sir!! this is zino & haadi. we made a poetry. but well its kinda weird we made this poetry. we didnt copy paste it really.
    here we go


    missed your voice
    when you're noisy
    but its just another memory
    that i can reread in my diary
    the moment when i was happy

    everything changes
    the things im scared of
    when my beautiful dreams turns into my worst nightmare
    but it happens

  7. English Project

    New Year Eve

    By : Dio and Vero
    Class : 8R

    Chrismast is happiness
    We can laughing together
    Play and having fun
    To fill that day

    Santa claus is coming
    Make children more happy
    Giving gift all children
    To make more interesting

    New year's day make it more better
    People can meet with their family
    We heard ring of the new year's bell
    To Mark when new years has come

    We can meet all of our friend and beloved family
    We can make close relationship
    We can say sorry to them
    And forgive who had mistake

  8. Used To Be Broken

    A thousand years I have to wait
    So that my heart will be whole again
    All the pain that my heart just ate
    Now my feelings are just plain

    If only time can turn back
    I thought I could say sorry
    My whole world turned black
    When I realized it's the end of our story

    I was afraid that I'm not good enough
    When I compared myself to her
    Trust me I wasn't tough
    That my legs turned weak and my eyes blurred

    I am used to the pain
    I am used to the sore
    But you're driving me insane
    And that makes the wound hurts more

    They said that I should move on
    They said that I don't deserve him
    They said it's not my fault and he deserves non
    Of my love and it's what it seems

    I did what they said
    I got myself out of the 'darkness'
    Now that I collected myself from the spread
    These are just some flashbacks of the sadness

    -Keisha J and Arista

  9. Hi sir! It's Dindoo and Claris. So this is our poem.


    Winter is now here
    Snow falls like flour from the clouds
    Making white blankets

  10. Pain

    I thought he was mine.
    I thought he was the one.
    I thought we're going fine
    Until he said it was done.

    Put you in the past,
    Try to forget you 'cause it's over.
    And every time you ask,
    I'll pretend I'm okay.

    In the middle of the night,
    When I don't feel right,
    I dream I can hold you.
    But I can't go back to you anymore.

    They say that even after 1 year,
    Things change from now.
    And that there won’t be any painful things
    But i still can’t forget you like this.

    Naomi & Aisha 8r

  11. Moon Child
    There was a reason
    That she was so romantic
    By the moon rise
    Nobody begged for the answer
    But she has to prove herself
    Like it or not
    It always just there,shining,
    And in a way most people
    Never understand
    Or even listened

    By Keisha&azahra

  12. Road To Independence
    By: Mika and Dadi

    They fought without fear
    They only use a sharpened bamboo
    While the enemy use rifle
    They never gave up

    Many of them rise
    But they haven't unite yet
    They only fight for their hometown
    And thats the reason why they lost

    They still haven't give up
    They want to create history
    They want the country to unite
    To reach independence

    They're only few steps away
    The people cannot wait any longer
    They always try their best
    And then they finally create history

    By: Lulu

    Saturday night walking in the moonbeam
    Waiting the star to pick me up
    Starving alone and sleepy
    The longest time I've ever wait

    My fireflies flying around in my little heads
    To help to find my right path
    I tried my best to find it
    I start to give up but not give up

    Finally i reached the crystalline galaxy
    Full with majestic things around
    The star greet me softly
    Guilty of forgetting me

    I look at the constellation
    The gemini finding her twins
    The atmosphere chrysalis the earth
    The gravity help his human
    But me searching the lost stars

  14. It's so painful that I can't think of anything
    It's weird that I am writing something poetic
    It's Frustrating to know that I am not able to do anything
    It's ridiculous that every time I see you I always panic

    everyday I sit down on the school chairs
    acting like I'm hanging out with my friends
    when I was actually watching you from a distance
    regretting all the days i have spent for not telling the truth

    sometimes you give me hope, other times you give me desperation
    sometimes you make me think that I have a chance
    other times you make me think that I have lost everything
    and now, all I can do
    is write a love poetry

  15. Hi Mr.Dimas its me Ezra,Anya,and Arriva
    This is the Poetry that we made Enjoy :D

    Love come slow
    but it goes away so fast
    Love could hurt
    but love also heals

    Love is like ice on a fire
    Always hurts even though they tried the right way
    Love doesnt mean leaning
    but love means learning from our mistakes

    For our eyes are never closing
    Time is forever frozen still
    After a while you learn
    That even love burns like fire
    If you get too much

    So you plant your own love garden
    and decorate your own heart
    instead waiting for love

    That comes slow
    and it goes away so fast

  16. Rain
    By : Rizqi and Dirga

    Tears of a thousand water
    It falls from the sky
    It gives a life

    It stays with you
    When...You are desperate
    It makes you peaceful

    But sometimes...
    It worsens our situations
    And sometimes it make you cry

    Some people say...
    It is tears from the god
    And some people say...
    It is tears of an angel

    Behind the sadness
    It gives us a happiness
    Behind the happiness
    It gives us peaceful soul

  17. Poetry from us
    -Jem & Lau


    The sunlight fades and eyes starts to flutter,✨๐ŸŒ‰
    As our thoughts starts to ponder,๐ŸŒ 
    And all the anger falter,๐ŸŒ™
    How i wonder,๐Ÿ’ซ

    A bird flew back to its nest,๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿค
    Simply putting itself to rest,๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค
    Never been haunted by its past,๐Ÿ’ฎ
    As its eyes starts dropping fast,๐Ÿ’จ

    Worthless duration,๐Ÿ’Ž
    That was used for a blank vision,๐Ÿ‘ค
    Can't help to fade the tension,๐ŸŽ‡
    Different and deep premonition,♥♥

    So hard to explain,✊
    All these loaded pain,๐Ÿ’ƒ
    And driving me insane,๐ŸŽด
    Keep pushing me out of my lane.⚓⚓

  18. this is a poetry made by wade wilson

    "The Act Of Fenrisรบlfr"

    exfoliating walls and skin
    trapped souls dominated by fear
    obscurity filled the dawns
    the presence of mistakes within

    the wolf may howled;
    causing the worlds to stumble
    us reaching the ceiling,
    discarding objects whom conceal hope

    might be the last,
    might be the beginning,
    here we stand
    with no clue when we'll end

    present here we are
    embrace amenities that stumbles
    upon your feet
    welcome them; as if you own a debt

    don't wait
    until the wolf is famished
    for further destruction;
    and extinction

    made by us, //kayla and nares// NOT wade wilson
    wade wilson would not achieve that kind of poetry

  19. from the olden days till the newden days
    you're there for me till this very day
    shining there over the horizon
    brighten the dark

    what are you or maybe
    who are you
    but it doesn't matter
    cause you're always there for me

    yet something so small
    can brighten the whole dark evening
    can i ever be like you
    floating up there with a lot of friends

    but one
    is different than the others
    larger and it gives life
    it is called the sun

  20. Hi Mr.Dimas This Is Our Poem (Jody,Marvin And Azqa)
    You make my day beautiful
    Your make my life colorful
    You are everything for me
    You can make me smile when sad

    When you're far
    My life was sad
    Youre everything

    Caressing her hair
    In the breeze
    A smile they share
    Of memories past

    He loves her still
    Wherever she is
    But memories will
    Forever stay

    Marvin jody and azqa

  21. Poetry by satrya and daffa

    you are my little sunshine
    like my song full of ryme
    when i frist saw you
    i completely fall in love with you

    PS we only have 10 minutes to make this. This poetry is for Feni Fitriyant, if you dont know who she is, shearch at google.

  22. Poetry by Satrya and Daffa

    you are my little sunshine
    like my song full of ryme
    when i first meet you
    i completly fall in love with you

    PS we dont know acctualy how to make poetry. we only have little of time to make this poetr. this poetry is actualy for Feni Fitriyanti.

  23. Name:Tio Arief

    "The premonition winter gave me."

    The white snow veiled this sad art,
    Oh, others gazing at the sight of I,
    What am I doing here from the start?
    Sitting on the sidewalk, with tears of unknown cry

    I miss you, every I go I have that feeling,
    I reached here in the end,
    The sidewalk of a snowy evening,
    No sight of you, or a friend

    I want to say,
    About the day I fell in love,
    Then I would have hold you,
    Tightly and nobdoy will see us, not even a dove

    What the premonition winter gave,
    Was a strong feeling,
    How can I be brave?
    To tell you this emotion I'm sealing.

    Footsteps, different from the crowd,
    Are coming to me,
    Getting loud,
    It can't be

    The one who's coming to me must be you,
    I feel it,
    It's true,
    You're holding the same feeling that you won't admit

    But you will now,
    As I say my confession,
    You accepted, I know how,
    You hold the same feeling in this session,

    You smile as I smile,
    This moment will take a while,
    I now can guarantee,
    That this is a happy time for me

  24. Star

    Shining up in the sky
    To light the night
    A beautiful thing
    Red, blue and yellow in the sky

    -Rere & Hani

  25. Friendship by Malika

    Here she comes, my butterfly
    Open her wings and smile
    There's another story for you beautiful one
    About my friendship... About my friends...

    It's dark, and cloudy outside...
    I was sitting alone and thinking...
    Would we be looking at the same stars?
    Would we be walking on the same road?
    Would we be laughing at the same jokes

    Time flies so fast beautiful one
    Time for us to choose our own paths
    In pouring rain and thunder
    On the deserts and on the mountains
    I will keep the friendship in my heart.

  26. when the sun goes down
    by Viera and Nadia (but mostly viera)

    Night time is for the dreamers
    The insomniacs
    The alhcoholics and druggies
    It was created to keep a barrier

    A fine line
    Between good and between
    dreams and nightmares
    But when the sun comes up,

    There is no difference
    None at all
    And we cant wake up
    And choose our poison

    We cant hide from our judgement
    Because the darkest shadow
    is still there
    But also the brightest light

  27. By Valen

    Lament of the red rose
    What is it? That weighs my steps and filled my chest.
    A sense of guilt? Nay. Sorrow? Or consciousness?
    I know that I will fade when the time comes
    Yet I know not of when
    As if my bodily manifestation is a red, daring rose,
    Whose beauty is of only a blink of an eye
    Why? Why can’t we be perpetual?
    I desire no dying, so my beauty can be preserved
    Yet, under the sun all shall experienced death
    So fear not, as my heart shall endure

  28. dis is fadhlan :) (srry im l8)


    me and my friends were hiking,
    for only one mission:
    find the enemies
    and don't get caught.

    step by step, one foot and another.
    we were very calmed at this point.
    we're following the "safe lane"
    there were no enemy spotted, yet.

    suddenly, there was a really familliar sound.
    its like a really loud crack.
    "get down, sniper!" my friend screamed.
    we got down, no matter what,
    and then everybody stars shooting at nowhere.

    adrenaline struck me like a lighting.
    i was looking for the sniper.
    then i heard a bullet passed through my side.
    i told my foes where the sniper is,
    it's at the very top of the far hill.

    i tried to get my gun positioned,
    but as i do that, my arm really hurts.
    then i realized, that i just got hit on my shooting arm.
    i panicked, adrenaline starts to run off,
    i yelled, "i'm hit, i need medic!"

    suddenly, the sniper stopped firing.
    i think one of my foes killed him.
    then we escorted back to our base,
    i got patched up,
    and we reported where the enemies are.

    OK. so basically this is about a troop of us armies got attacked by their enemies.


  29. mas mau tanya,jadi dalam satu bait kita harus akhirannya sama atau ngga juga gpp?

    1. Beda juga nggak masalah karena it's modern poetry. Tapi kalau traditional poetry, biasanya kata akhirnya harus rhyme :)