HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 33 no. 1 (2020)

Acrostic and Stress Therapeutic Poetry using COVID 19 Pandemic Emotion Extracts

JOEY M. DE LA CRUZ

 

Abstract:

Stress is the body’s method of reacting to threat. This study aims to construct therapeutic poetry using the COVID 19 pandemic experiences and practices tones extracts. The 44 students were asked to write their COVID 19 experiences and practices to combat the pandemic. A total of 19595 words or 1077 sentences with a lexical density of 14.0996 was used in this study. Grammarly Tone Detector was used to determine the tones of the experiences. To construct an acrostic and therapeutic poetry, all 1077 sentences were scrutinized using Voyant Tools. Most of the respondents indulge in praying, family bonding, helping, and showing sympathy. The most frequent tone is Formal, while the least frequent tones are Confident, Sad, Angry, and Forceful. Reading and understanding the poem’s lines, the reader is reminded of his role as a person and as a member of the society towards his family, community, and nation. The poem conveys about the observations, experiences, and practices to resolve issues and problems encountered during the pandemic, which provided the students to reflect on the essence of life, the importance of existence, observance of physical and social hygiene, as well as caring, respecting and protecting the humanity and environment. Students are somewhat emotionally stressed that need intervention and resolution to express their sentiments, feelings, and desires. Reading and understanding the lines of the poem, a reader is reminded of his role as a person and a member of the society towards his family, community, and the nation.


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Kriza Mae Alexa Rule
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