Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Early Childhood Education in Multiperspective, ICECEM 2022, 26th November 2022, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Meaning of Macapat Song as Reflected in Kuntowijoyo’s Novels

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.26-11-2022.2336273,
        author={Inung  Setyami and Faruk  Faruk},
        title={The Meaning of Macapat Song as Reflected in Kuntowijoyo’s Novels},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Early Childhood Education in Multiperspective, ICECEM 2022, 26th November 2022, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICECEM},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={macapat asmaradhana dhandhanggula megatruh},
        doi={10.4108/eai.26-11-2022.2336273}
    }
    
  • Inung Setyami
    Faruk Faruk
    Year: 2023
    The Meaning of Macapat Song as Reflected in Kuntowijoyo’s Novels
    ICECEM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.26-11-2022.2336273
Inung Setyami1,*, Faruk Faruk2
  • 1: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Borneo
  • 2: Universitas Gadjah Mada
*Contact email: inungsetyami@yahoo.com

Abstract

Macapat is a genre of Javanese literature in the form of traditional songs or poetry. This research describes the meaning of macapat song as reflected in Kuntowijoyo’s novels: Mantra Pejinak Ular and Wasripin dan Satinah. This research is supported by the data analysis method of aesthetic response theory developed by Wolfgang Iser. Iserian theory on ‘repertoire’ adapted in this study focuses on the process of interaction between texts and readers that results in literary response. The result of this research shows several findings: 1) the macapat songs reflected in those novels are the manifestation of the author’s repertoire that becomes the basis of creating MPU and WdS; 2) Titles of macapat songs delineated in MPU and WdS are “Dhandhanggula”, “Asmaradhana”, and “Megatruh”; 3) The macapat songs in MPU and WdS tell the wisdom of human life such as human’s love story (Asmaradhana), human’s basic needs that cover food, residence, and clothes (Dhandhanggula), and human’s death (Megatruh).