READER’S FACTORS IN INTERPRETING ELDORADO BY EDGAR ALLAN POE USING READER-RESPONSE THEORY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

Risa, R.Simanjuntak and Lia, Kristianti Joelianto (2011) READER’S FACTORS IN INTERPRETING ELDORADO BY EDGAR ALLAN POE USING READER-RESPONSE THEORY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY. Jurnal Humaniora, 02 (01). ISSN 2087-1236

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Abstract

Article aims to find variety of interpretations on Eldorado poem, following the readers’ internal factors, such as societal norms, personal values and past experiences influence the interpretations. Data generated for this study are acquired through field research, in which questionnaires are used as data collecting instrument. The respondents are from third semester students of English Literature in Bina Nusantara University. The finding shows that interpretations of Eldorado include 44% ideas about failure, 24% ideas about perseverance, and 25.33% ideas about taking a journey. In comparison to Eldorado’s more neutral interpretation, it could be said that more respondents prefer to discuss the poem as the journey of life. It can be concluded that different societal norms, personal values and past experiences cause different kinds of interpretations, in which past experience becomes the most influential factor.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 18_Volume 02 / Nomor 01 / April 2011_READER’S FACTORS IN INTERPRETING ELDORADO BY EDGAR ALLAN POE USING READER-RESPONSE THEORY: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
Subjects: Language and Culture
Divisions: Jurnal Humaniora > Volume 02 / Nomor 01 / April 2011
Depositing User: Mr. Super Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 04:55
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 09:56
URI: http://eprints2.binus.ac.id/id/eprint/13817

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