Semantic analysis on the lyrics of Muse's songs

Tsauri, Sofyan (2007) Semantic analysis on the lyrics of Muse's songs. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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There are two, at least, functions of language. They are communicative and expressive. The expressive function that can be found in literary work.

Therefore, to approach the literary work the writer need to know the meaning in the literary work, and to know the meaning the writer use the semantic point of view as one of the branches of linguistic subject that study of meaning. The writer intends to give the title of his thesis "Semantic Analysis on the Lyrics of Muse's song".

The problems of this study are " what are the meanings found in the lyric of Muse’s songs?" and "what are the messages found in Muse's song?" The writer limits the discussion of his thesis based on the meanings and the messages. He took five songs which had been selected from Muse's album namely Absolution.

This study uses descriptive qualitative method, he would like to analyze and interpret the research object of Muse's song. The step now he obtains all the data to be observed by collecting sources of data from Muse's cassettes and internet in, selecting song which contained of meaning, reading and listening to the lyric to understand the content of the song, making record of the data obtained, conducting and analyzing the collected data and make conclusion.

The data of this study are analyzed in the following steps, firstly, categorizing the data into five categories that are in accordance with the number of songs, secondly presenting, analyzing and concluding the data of each category, the last, tentative conclusion is made.

The result of this study shows that there is one meaning used in Muse's songs, there are lexical meanings, which are denotative, Connotative, Antonymy, Synonymy, Hyponymy, Homophony and Ambiguity.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Ahmadin, Dimjati
Keywords: Meaning; Lyrics; Muse's songs
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 10:26
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:26

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