Syamsurrijal, Burhanuddin Arafah, Mustafa Makka, Fathu Rahman
Abstract: Lombok, as one of the cultural regions in Indonesia, has a wealth of diverse culture. One of the most popular cultures in Lombok is oral literature. There are four kinds of oral tradition or literature in Sasak ethnic that are: Tembang (poetry), lelakaq (prose), nyaer (history) and betandak (song). The tembang uses kawi or old high Javanese language in Sorong serah ritual. The tembang uses to convey ethical and moral values to participants. The tembang contains many metaphorical words indirect meaning so that many participants do not have the real meaning of the poem. The purpose of the study is to disclose the real meaning of tembang Dangdang Gule saking Sunan Bonang. The research design uses in the study is qualitative interpretative by using recording, documentation, take note and interview as a data collecting method. The researcher concludes that the process of giving meaning in the poem, which is established by semiotic of Riffaterre has some phases which are able to create the meaning objectively. The phases provide cover the analysis based on a linguistic and literary aspect such as heuristically reading which is reading the poem based on the language system and hermeneutically reading which is reading the poem based on the sign related to the reality built. From those phases, the Dangdang gule poem indicates or tells about the journey of Prophet Muhammad SAW in isro miroj event. In that poem Datu pandite aji or Zatullah visited by his messenger Prophet Muhammad SAW in a sacred event called isra miraj as mention in Al-Quran surah al isra and annajm. On that event, Prophet Muhammad makes sacred Journey from Mecca Al Mukarromah.
Keywords: Tembang, Sorong Serah Aji Krama, indirectness, Wedding Ceremony