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Poetry is a literary work that uses language and is used to express themselves. Not only adults, children
also create literary works, including poetry. Children's poetry is poetry created by children, or by adults,
but intended for children. This research was conducted to determine the form of diction and sentence
patterns used in children's poetry on the Sahabat Magazine page. This research is expected to add to the
scientific treasures in the field of children's literature learning. The method used in this study is refer to
the method of copy, note, and documentation through screenshots, while the method in data analysis
uses the equivalent method. The diction form used by children's poetry in Sahabat Magazine is classified
as very varied. The number of diction forms used are 11 forms, including synonym, connotative,
denotative, concrete, abstract, scientific, popular, general, special, foreign terms, and conversation.
However, the use of denotative and concrete diction forms is more dominant than other diction, because
all poetry uses the dictions forms. The use of homophonic diction, slang, jargon, and prokem was not
found or not used by children's poets in Sahabat Magazine. The sentence patterns used are very diverse.
In this study found 38 different patterns. Sentence patterns are obtained from sentences that have one
clause, two clauses, and no clauses.
Keywords: poetry, children’s poetry, diction, sentence patterns.
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