AN ANALYSIS ON THE MESSAGES OF JOHN LENNON’S SONG LYRIC “IMAGINE”

HERMANSYAH, RUDY (2006) AN ANALYSIS ON THE MESSAGES OF JOHN LENNON’S SONG LYRIC “IMAGINE”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Poem or song is one of literary works, where people usually try to analyze its message, figurative language, etc. This study only focuses on analyzing general and detailed meaning, and message of John Lennon's song lyric "Imagine", because the lyric has important messages for people’s livelihood. The writer applies descriptive qualitative design to conduct a procedure of solving problem by describing the current condition of research object based on the facts existing. The writer also uses an objective approach in which he only focuses on the work. Then he employs research objects, where the objects are the general and detailed meaning, and the message of John Lennon’s song lyric “Imagine”. In this analysis, the writer finds out the general and detailed meaning, and the message of John Lennon’s song lyric “Imagine”. Firstly, the general meaning of the song is the poet’s expression about his hope of freedom and peace in the world, and the world will be one and peaceful. Secondly, its detailed meaning is that any difference among people or countries in the world is not a chasm separating people, or even arouses a war or great conflict. Thus, the difference is to share but not to cause the chasm or gap, where finally freedom, peace, and difference are expected to firmly and warmly color the life of all the people in the world, in which they can live peacefully and quietly. Thirdly, the first message of the song is about ”a war not solving problems”, where the war just emerges hated or anger, suffering, cry, fear, and trauma, however, to solve a conflict it is not necessary to fight or war, but it can be overcome by a diplomatic way or a peace way, and the second message is about “realizing human as social and different creatures”, in which human cannot live without others, in other words, they need each other, but in reality they are different in several aspects. The difference is to help one another or to share together in their life, where they are as social creatures.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2012 02:49
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/11370

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