The Study of Semiotics in Cinta Di Dalam Gelas Novel by Andrea Hirata as Literature Reading Material in Senior High Schools


This study aims to know the study of semiotics contained in the novel Cinta di Dalam Gelas by Andrea Hirata and their usefulness as literature reading material in high school. The approach used was the study of text. The research method used was a qualitative descriptive method. The data of this research was Cinta di Dalam Gelas novel by Andrea Hirata. Data collection technique used was library techniques by describing literary studies based on semiotics developed by philosopher Charles Sanders Pierce. The study included icons, indices, and symbols contained in the novel. Based on the results of research that has been done, there was a study of semiotics with details of 22 icons, 21 indices, and 7 symbols contained in Cinta di Dalam Gelas by Andrea Hirata. The icons contained in the novel included religious icons, cultural icons, 2 traditional transportation icons, 2 lifestyle icons, social game icons, distinctive drink icons, social worker icons, residential icons as social markers, infrastructure icons, educational icons, communication icons, traditional market icons, detective icons, and 7 metaphoric icons. Based on the results of interviews with two teachers, it was concluded that the teacher appreciated the presence of reading materials as literature reading material in high school as a companion to the student handbook. The results of the questionnaire on students concluded that 82% of students responded positively to the category of strongly agree and agree with the existence of literary books as a companion to their handbook. So, it can be said that the study of semiotics of the novel Cinta di Dalam Gelas by Andrea Hirata is very useful as a literature reading material in high school.

Keywords: Semiotics, Usefulness, novel

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 21-34 (Download PDF)

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