International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Metaphors of Sexual Organs, Sexual Activities, and Sexual Activities' Impacts in Serat Centhini, Written By Pakubuwana V

Serat Centhini is commonly called as "the Javanese Cultural Encyclopedia". The book contains all knowledge or kawruh of Javanese ’science’. Among others it covers knowledge on sex, and is very interesting to study. The research is about the metaphors of sexual organs, sexual activities, and sexual activities' impacts that are written in Serat Centhini and why they are written in metaphors. The description of sexual intercourse in Serat Centhini is appropriately written in metaphors. Readers can well appreciate sex stories in Serat Centhini, since the author used literary aesthetic language. The aesthetic vigor depicts lustful sexual intercourse, yet still manages to be genteel. All of those are realized through enthralling metaphoric words and utterances. Sexual tutelages in Serat Centhini are actually intended for human being to understand the origins of humanity and the objectives of the perfection of life.

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