The Racism of The Black Women in Audre Lorde Selected Poems Entitle Power, Who Said It Was Simple, and A Woman Speaks

Authors

  • Lady Lady English Department, Letter Faculty, Bosowa University
  • Dahlia D. Moelier English Departement, Letters Faculty , Bosowa Univertsity
  • Asyrafunnisa Asyrafunnisa English Department, Letters Faculty , Bosowa Univertsity

Keywords:

Racism, Black Women, Poem

Abstract

This study aims to describe the racism reflected in the poems entitled Power, ‘Who Said It Was Simple and A Woman Speaks, and to reveal the power of black women against racism in Audre Lorde's poems entitled Power, Who Said It Was Simple and A Woman Speaks. The method used in the collection is the documentation method because the writer collected data from the poems. Data collection was carried out by reading the poem in a comprehensive manner to understand its entire content and find the meaning, especially the essence associated with the topic, identifying data which could be a sentence, then the data object can be separated from each stanza and found the value of racism on each line of poetry, after knowing the results of the analysis the writer will draw conclusions. While the data analysis steps the writer uses critical race theory by Delgado and Stefancic (2001), such as: racism, race and power. Second, identifying the power of black women by utilizing the concept of Black Feminist by Collins (2000), and the Black Power Movement edited by Joseph (2006), then the writer interprets the data, the final step is to draw conclusions. The author can draw some conclusions that the 3 types of poetry are classified into satire and are written based on the reality that occurs in the author’s experience. In the poem 'Power', there are several aspects of racism, namely skin colour, injustice, segregation and racial discrimination. From the poem 'Who Said It Was', there are aspects of racism, such as gender, skin colour, and homophobia. In poem 'A woman speak’ there are several aspects of racism contained in poetry, namely discrimination against race, sex, and skin colour. Apart from racist values, the three poems also contained ‘The Power of Black Women’ or what is called the power or means used by women to fight racism.

References

Ariwibowo, V. M., & Yosiana, M. (2019). An Analysis of The Magician Poem In Zarathustra By Nietzche Using Expressive Approach. Jakarta: Gunadarma University.

Dewi, T. P. (2009). The Spirit To Struggle Against Racism In Amiri Baraka's Poem Entitled Notes For A Speech and Ka'ba. Semarang: Semarang State University.

Hardianti, R. R. (2016). Racism Reflected In Maya Angelou's Poem. Kolaka: Universitas Sembilan Belas November.

Harmon, L. (2014). Talking About Literature: Literary Terms. Poland: Rzeszow University.

Idris, M. M. (2017). An Analysis Of The Racial Discrimination Suffered By Edgar Allan In John Neufeld's Edgar Allan. Yogyakarta: State University Of Yogyakarta.

Irmawati, N. D. (2014). Understanding How To Analyze Poetry and Its Implication To Language Teaching. Yogyakarta: Ahmad Dahlan University.

Maharsi, I. (2016). The Study Of English Literature. Yogyakarta: Universitas Islam Indonesia.

Marpaung, R. R. (2009). An Analysis of Racial Issues In Some Langston Hughes Poems. Sumatera: University of North.

Nassaji, H. (2015). Qualitative And Descriptive Research: Data Type Versus Data Analysis. Victoria: University Of Victoria.

Zounkouan, S. B. (2017). "I am A Bad Man": When Langston Hughes Traduces The Reflexive Bad Effects of White People Racism on Black Individuals Who Refuse "Feeling blue" In His Poem "Bad Man" or The Blues Poem. University Of Peleforo Gon Coulbaly,Cote d'lvoire.

Downloads

Published

2021-12-30

How to Cite

Lady, L., Moelier, D. D. ., & Asyrafunnisa, A. (2021). The Racism of The Black Women in Audre Lorde Selected Poems Entitle Power, Who Said It Was Simple, and A Woman Speaks. Humaniora: Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Education, 1(2), 77–86. Retrieved from https://journal.unibos.ac.id/jlle/article/view/1377