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k. Review (ulasan atau tinjauan)

1. Ciri Umum:

a. Tujuan Komunikatif Teks (Communicative Purpose):

To critique an art work, event for a public audience. Such works of art include movies, TV shows, books, plays, operas, recordings, exhibitions, concerts, and ballets (melakukan kritik terhadap peristiwa atau karya seni untuk pembaca atau pendengar halayak ramai, misalnya acara TV, buku, drama, film, opera, konser, dan lain sebagainya).

b. Struktur Teks (Generic Structures):

· Orientation: places the work in its general and particular context, often by comparing it with others of its kind or through analogue with a non-art object or event (menempatkan suatu karya dalam konteks umum dan khusus, seringkali dengan membandingkannya dengan yang lain).

· Interpretative recount: summaries the plot and/or provides an account of how the reviewed randition of the work came into being; is optional, but if present, often recursive (merangkum plot dan/atau memberikan penjelasan tentang bagaimana suatu karya ditinjau).

· Evaluation: provides an evaluation of the work and/or its performance or production; is usually recursive (memberikan penilaian atau evaluasi dari suatu karya dan/atau kinerjanya atau produknya).

· Evaluative Summation: provides a kind of punch line which sums up the reviewer’s opinion of the art events as a whole; is optional (berupa rangkuman pandangan si peninjau).

c. Ciri Kebahasaan (Linguistic Features):

· Terfokus pada partisipan tertentu


· Adjectives menunjukkan sikap, seperti bad, good

· Klausa panjang dan kompleks

· Metafor

2. Contoh dan Struktur Teks:

Harry Potter

Order of the Phoenix I absolutely love the Harry Potter series, and all of the books will always hold a special place in my heart. I have to say that of all of the books, however, this was not my favorite. When the series began it was as much of a "feel good" experience as a huge mug of hot cocoa. The stories were bright, fast-paced, intriguing, and ultimately satisfying. Order of the Phoenix is a different kind of book. In some instances this feel a whole new level of intensity and excitement by the time you get to the end. I was truly moved by the last page. Other times the book just has a slightly dreary, depressing feel. The galloping pace of the other books has slowed to a trot here, and parts of it do seem long, as if we're reading all about Harry "just hanging out" instead of having his usual adventures. Reading in detail about Harry cleaning up an old house, for example - housekeeping is still housekeeping, magical or no, and I'm not very interested in doing it or reading about other people doing it. A few other changes in this book - the "real" world comes much more in to play rather than the fantasy universe of the previous books, and Harry has apparently been taken off his meds. I know that he had a lot to be grumpy in this book, especially with being a teenager and all, but the sudden change in his character seemed too drastic. He goes from being a warm-hearted, considerate person to someone who will bite his best friend's heads off over nothing. It just seemed like it didn't fit with his character, like he turned into a walking cliché of the "angry teen" overnight. The "real" story seemed to happen in the last 1/3 of the book, and this part I loved. I actually liked the ending (and yes, I cried!) as sad as it was. It packed a punch and it made me care about the story even more. Still a really good book, with some editing it would have been great.

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