HERMANTO, RUDY (2006) FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN GN’R LYRIC SONGS. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Literature is one of arts, which has its own language. In other words, literature is writing which expresses and communicates though feeling and attitude toward life. Song is one example of literature. Listening song is enjoyable activity, but the listeners cannot get a pleasure if they don‟t understand the figurative language that commonly found in the song. Song usually consists of figurative language since the figurative language is used in the lyric that is written well. Based on the reason, it brings the writer of the thesis to analyze the figurative language in GN‟R song “ The Best Album Of GN‟R”. In this case, she wants to discuss the meaning of the song, the kinds of figurative language, the most dominant of figurative language and the meaning of figurative language that are found in the song. The design of this study is descriptive qualitative. The population is the whole lyrics song and the sample is the lyrics which is related with the figurative language found in the song. The approach of this study is objective approach. The data collection and data analysis are based on the lyrics “ Don‟t cry and Dead horse „ song The finding shows that many figurative language used in GN‟R song “ Don‟t Cry and Dead horse”.There are symbol such as that I‟m a son of gun and the gun of a son that brought back the devil in me,hyperbole such as there is something in your eyes, I know how you feel inside I have,there is heaven above you baby,and please remember that I never lied,sick this life,I saw the look in his eyes.personification such as I know how feel inside I‟ve,something changin‟ inside you,give me whisper and give me sigh,give me kiss before you,how I felt inside now baby,you gotta make it your own way,come the morning light now baby,we‟researching for answer,to understand this life,when the thought first come to me.metaphor such as and the time we had.simile such as she was gonna like wreack my car,sometimes I feel I‟m beatin‟ a dead horse,I‟d like to thimk that our love‟s This thesis isnot merely for the writer of thesis herself, but also for the student, the teacher and the reader who interest with literature, especially a song. The first suggestion is to the student, using poem or songs as media is important and interesting in poetry subject. The teacher could give songs as the example of learning figurative language to students and the second suggestion is to the students who want to conduct song analysis. They can do further research such as analyzing style, theme or value in the song

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 02:53
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2012 02:53

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