The Written Text Analysis of Lexical Cohesion and Stylistic Choice of A Bahasa Indonesia Agony Letter and Its Responses

Bambang Suseno



      In order that the reader can get across the message of a written text clearly,  the writer is responsible to maintain its coherence as it is one of the significant aspects of the text.

      A letter that deals with complaints of marriage problems, its inquiries of suggestions in solving them and its answers is the written text that is analysed in this article. The analysis is conducted to find out what elements are used in it. Coherence applied in this article is lexical cohesion such as synonyms, hyponyms and superordinates, and stylistic choice in the form of choice of words and sentence structures.




discourse, text, coherence, lexical cohesion, synonym, hyponym, superordinate.

Full Text:




Berry, T.E. (1974). The Craft writing. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Brown, G. And George Yule. (1988). Discourse analysis. Cambridge: CUP.

Fromkin, V (1990). An Introduction to language. Merricksville: Holt, Rinehart and


Hymes, D. (1964). ‘Towards ethnographics of communication’ in P.P. Giglioli. (1972)

Language and Social Context. Baltimore: Penguin.

Kridalaksana, H. (1982) (2011). Kamus linguistik. Jakarta: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

McCarthy, M. (1991). Discourse analysis for language tteaachers. Cambridge: CUP.

Nutall, C. (1982). Teaching reading skills in a foreign language. London: Heissman.

Perrin, R. (1985). Sharing ideas: A Rhetoric for beginning writers. New York: Holt,

Rinehart and Winston.

Reddick, B. (1976). Effective writing style. New York: Richard Rosen.

Spencer, J. and M.J. Gregory. (1970). ‘An Approach to the study of styles’ in D.C.

Freeman. (1970). Linguistic and lliterary study. New York: Holt, Rinehart and


Stoddard, S. (1991). Text and texture: Patterns of cohesion. New Jersey: Ablex.

Tarigan, H.G. (1987). Pengajaran wacana. Bandung: Angkasa.

Wyrick, J. (1987). Steps to writing well: A Concise guide to composition. New York: Holt,

Rinehart and Winston.


Article Metrics

Abstract view : 0 times
PDF - 0 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 Bambang Suseno

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies)

ISSN: 2356-5012, e-ISSN: 2477-2879

Published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


View ADJES Stats