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Suatu sore, namanya Madlyn

Seperti biasa, aku menghabiskan waktu sore hari ini di sebuah kafe di pusat kota. Kafe yang terletak di lantai paling atas sebuah plasa ini mempunyai dinding kaca di setiap sisinya, sehingga pemandangan kota bisa terlihat dari segala sisi ruangan. Aku sengaja mengambil tempat duduk di samping dinding kaca agar lebih mudah melihat keluar. Melihat pemandangan kota yang penuh kesibukan entah mengapa membuatku lega. Setidaknya aku tahu bukan hanya aku saja kerepotan oleh banyak pekerjaan, tetapi juga kebanyakan orang di luar sana.
Aku menyeruput kopi panasku yang kedua sambil membenarkan posisi duduk. Lagu Bryan Adams mengalun pelan di kafe yang sudah sangat sering aku kunjungi ini. Kapanpun aku merasa butuh menjernihkan pikiran selepas melewati hari yang melelahkan, aku akan datang kemari untuk menikmati kopi panas dan waffle kacang kesukaanku. Aku datang kemari untuk memikirkan banyak hal, dan memang hanya di tempat ini aku dapat berpikir tentang banyak hal.
“Boleh aku duduk disini?” Suar…

Ursula : Lelucon Soda

Kelas linguistik yang hanya satu setengah jam kali ini rasanya berlangsung sangat lama. Entah sudah berapa kali Ursula menguap karena menahan kantuk luar biasa. Semalam —atau lebih tepat disebut tadi pagi— ia hanya tidur dua jam karena menonton serial televisi favoritnya yang ditayangkan maraton di Fox Premium Channel di sela-sela waktu sibuknya mengerjakan tugas kuliah. Ditambah sekarang ia bekerja part time sebagai fotografer dan desainer freelance sehingga waktu tidurnya semakin berkurang. Pukul empat pagi ia baru mampu beranjak dari depan televisi, menggerakkan kakinya menghampiri tempat tidur dan langsung terlelap seperti bayi. Dan pukul tujuh ia sudah harus berada di kampus untuk menghadiri rapat komunitas fotografi yang sengaja diadakan sangat pagi-pagi, agar menciptakan tantangan baru kata Dillon, si ketua perkumpulan. Lalu setelahnya, ia punya jadwal tiga kelas. Pukul empat pun ia seharusnya bertemu dengan klien yang meminta jasanya men-desain Yearbook sebuah High School ping…

Summary of the Flowering of the Strange Orchid

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Wedderburn, who was just a lonely man and did not have any interests in anything, wanted to have an experience of life. He had not had anything dangerous or terrible things happened to his life so far. His life was just totally flat. One morning, he told his housekeeper who was also his own remote cousin; that he felt that there would be something happening on that day, and this sign came true. It started when he decided to go to London to see what plants Peters had, then came back home with Vandas, Dendrobe, and some Palaeonophis. From that day on, he became very interested in growing orchids as he did not have anything to do at home. Although his housekeeper kept offending the appearance of his plants and wanted him to throw them away, he did not make up his mind even a little. He was too headstrong and too passionate to grow orchids inside his little hothouse.
The Vandas and Dendrobes withered under his care, but the Palaeonophis showed a sign of life. Wedderburn was very excited to…

Analysis of Edgar Alan Poe's Annabel Lee

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According to types of poetry, the poem by Edgar Alan Poe titled Annabel Lee is included in Elegy. The reason why it is elegy is because it talks about the death of Annabel Lee as the subject of this poem. It also tells us about the despondency between the speaker and his woman. The one thing that makes it interesting is that how the writer expressed his losing feeling with emotional diction driving us to feel what he felt. The writer retold his commitment and loyalty towards his beloved maiden. It is also knotted that they had a really strong love that death cannot even make them apart.


The speaker described her woman as a beautiful maiden, whose name was Annabel Lee, lived in a peace place, that all she did was only to love him. It proves that the woman was in love and would sacrifice everything for him. The young lovers loved each other which felt so wonderful. Love has always been a wonderful feeling. The young man and woman were still in a pleasure of love, but death separated them…