Figurative language analysis in Five John Legend’s Song

Arifah, Khadijah (2016) Figurative language analysis in Five John Legend’s Song. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Figurative language is part of the semantic. As we know that with semantic we can know the true meaning in a song. Figurative language is language which employs various figures os speech. This analyses the figurative language are used in John Legend’s song lyrics. It is expected that the result of this study will be useful for the students of linguistics since this study is done based on the theory of figurative language. The benefit of figurative language and category used in this thesis is that the readers will comprehend that such theory can be used to give clearer and better understanding about the meanings of figurative language. Kind of figurative language was found in John Legend song selected songs lyric are simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, oxymoron, paradox, symbolic, repetition, allusion, and anumerasio.

Figurative language in the song could make the readers understand that lyrics of the song can describe messages that must be known by learning them deeply in terms of categories. This study attempts to provide a description about figurative language in human daily life. The type of data that is used in this study is a qualitative data. The data analyzed in the study are some written texts. The texts discuss is song taken from John Legend song lyric . By these classifications, we can recognize well which one includes each figurative speech. The result of this study will be able to give contribution to the readers who are interested in learning and understanding or interpreting those lyrics.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Budianto, Langgeng
Keywords: Semantic; Figurative Language
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Elly Megawati
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 10:53

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