FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN SONGS: AN ANALYSIS STUDY

  • Chaliq Hidayat Alumni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
  • Dewi Murni Alumni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
  • Gatot Subroto Alumni Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Figurative Language, Songs, Analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to look the types of figurative language found in The Script’s song lyric “it’s not right for you and superheroes”. 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 “it’s not right for you and superheroes” 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 Script’s song lyrics “it’s not right for you” and “superheroes” namely hyperbole, meiosis, simile, idiom, and personification. The most common type of figurative language used in the song lyrics is hyperbole.

Published
2022-03-25
Section
Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris