Symbols and Its Functions in Nobara Short Story by Ogawa Mimei

F Febrianty

ICOBEST 2021 - Digitalization and Opportunities in The Tough Time - ISBN 978-623-95562-1-1


Children's literature has a role as a medium for character education. Children's literature has simple characteristics in terms of vocabulary, structure, and expressions to suit the child's cognitive and appreciation level. As a literary work, the element of beauty in children's literature can be seen from the use of simple figurative symbols. This study aimed to describe and analyze the symbols and their functions in the short story Nobara by Ogawa Mimei. The main data is the short story Nobara written by Ogawa Mimei in 1924. The research method uses descriptive analysis with a semiotic approach. The results show that the symbols used in Nobara's short stories include blank symbols, natural symbols, and private symbols which function to provide beauty in literary works but are still well understood by child readers.

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