FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN SONGS: AN ANALYSIS STUDY
Keywords:Figurative Language, Songs, Analysis
The purpose of this study is to look the types of figurative language found in The Scriptâ€™s song lyric â€œitâ€™s not right for you and superheroesâ€. There are two research objectives; the first is to identify the types of figurative language used in the song and the second is to identify the type of figurative language that is most commonly used in the song. The research method used in this study was qualitative descriptive document research. The researcher and the documentation sheet are the tools used to collect research data. The researcher employs Davis(2016) and Lakoff & Johnson (2003) theories to analyze the data.The researcher employs the study document method to collect the data. After gathering data, the researcher began the process of identification. First, the researcher organized the data by gathering the data, classifying, and analyzing the data. After that, the researcher will explain each type of figurative language used in the song lyrics â€œitâ€™s not right for you and superheroesâ€ by The Script and the most common type of figurative language used in those songs. The researcher discovered five types of figurative language in The Scriptâ€™s song lyrics â€œitâ€™s not right for youâ€ and â€œsuperheroesâ€ namely hyperbole, meiosis, simile, idiom, and personification. The most common type of figurative language used in the song lyrics is hyperbole.