Kaneko Misuzu’s Environmental Insights in Tairyo and O Sakana Poetry

Fenny Febrianty

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One of the humanitarian issues in literature is the environment. Through eco-criticism interpretations can be made to representations of attitudes, views, and people's responses to environmental issues raised. This study was aimed to describe the content and insights of Kaneko Mizusu's environment as a poet in Tairyou and O Sakana. The main data source was Tairyou and O Sakana by Kaneko Misuzu. The research method used is content analysis with an ecocritical approach. Interpretation of the data shows that Tairou describes the writer's sense of empathy for nature due to the large amount of fishing and O Sakana describes the poet's concern about the survival of fish as one of the main food sources (for Japanese people). The poet's response to the environment is a manifestation of environmental insight by Kaneko Misuzu which is in line with the moral principles of environmental wisdom by Keraf (2010) such as no harming nature, respect and responsibility for nature.

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