Interpreting literary texts: Recognizing and overcoming challenges

2022 IJRSE – Volume 11 Issue 13

Available Online:  8 November 2022


Gomez, Dan
University of Mindanao, Philippines (


This study aimed to determine the difficulty faced by students in interpreting literary text. Also, this study opted to identify how learners cope with their difficulty. This study employed phenomenological approach. Focus group and in-depth interview were employed to solicit responses from the participants. The result revealed that the challenges faced by students were lack of prior knowledge, poor vocabulary and lack of awareness of literary devices. Moreover, in order to cope with the situation, students tend ask help from teacher, collaborate with their peers and make use of available learning materials to further enrich themselves.

Keywords: teaching literature, challenges, literary text, Phenomenology, Philippines



Cite this article:
Gomez, D. (2022). Interpreting literary texts: Recognizing and overcoming challenges. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(13), 109-114.