International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Anthropology Science | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017


Symbolism Sepat Fish In Marriage Pantun Melayu Sambas

Ahadi Sulissusiawan


Abstract: This paper aims to describe the symbolic meaning of fish Sepat in Sambas Malay wedding rhyme. The data source of this article is a speech that is spoken by the traditional poet (the person delivering the rhyme), both traditional poet the bridegroom and women in customary marriages Malay in Sambas. The main data analyzed is a poem containing fish symbolism Sepat when the traditional poet giving a speech (alu-aluan) and marital advice. The results show that the fish Sepat is stupid and lazy symbolism in marriage rhyme Malay Sambas. In addition, Sepat fish is a metaphor for the culture of the Sambas as a satire do not delay and slow down an official event timed.


Keywords: Sepat fish, symbolism, rhyme, marriage


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,


Pages: 660 - 663


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