MARWATI, SARIPAH (2019)AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN TAYLOR SWIFT’S SONG LYRICS.

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S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Abstract

The research focused on analyzing the types and the functions of figurative language used in Taylor Swift‟s song lyrics. In this case, this research is limited by the writer on analyzing the use of figurative languages in four song lyrics by Taylor Swift in the album of 1989 (i.e. Shake It Off, Style, Blank Space, and Bad Blood). Based on the analysis that the researcher has conducted in this study, the researcher found that here are 5 types of figurative language contained in the four songs‟ lyrics by Taylor Swift‟s album of 1989 (i.e. Shake It Off, Style, Blank Space, and Bad Blood) such as: Personification, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Synecdoche, and Simile. Here, Personification is found in the line 11 to 12 of Shake It Off; Hyperbole is in the line 3 of Style, in the line 13 of Blank Space, and in the line 8 of Bad Blood; Metaphor is in the line 7, 47, and 48 to 49 of Blank Space, in the line 9 of Style, and in the line 2 and 30 of Bad Blood; Synecdoche is in the line 3 to 4 of Blank Space; and Simile is in the line 6 and 9 of Blank Space, and in the line 17 of Bad Blood. In this case, Metaphor is the most dominant type of figurative language used among the four songs in which it consists of 4 lines, followed by Hyperbole and Simile with 3 lines in each, and the less dominant are personification and synecdoche which consist of 2 lines. The function of the 5 types of figurative language found in the four songs‟ lyrics by Taylor Swift‟s album of 1989 (i.e. Shake It Off, Style, Blank Space, and Bad Blood) such as Personification, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Synecdoche, and Simile are: 1). Figurative language affords us imaginative pleasure. 2). Figure of speech are a way of bringing additional imagery into verse, making the abstract concrete and making poetry more sensuous. 3). Figures of speech are a way of adding emotional intensity to otherwise merely informative statement and conveying attitudes along with information. 4).

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Figure of speech is a means of concentration, a way of saying much in brief compass.

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Thesis (S1)
Figurative Language, Lyrics
L Education > L Education (General)
Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Wiwin Kartikawati
21 Aug 2019 01:06
21 Aug 2019 01:06
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