AN ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH IDIOMS FOUND IN DREAM THEATER ALBUM “IMAGES AND WORDS”

MAHZUMI, YUNAN (2006) AN ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH IDIOMS FOUND IN DREAM THEATER ALBUM “IMAGES AND WORDS”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Language has an important role to create a literary works. Literary works expresses a series of happening of human life, such as their social problems, struggles of life and conflicts. There are several forms of literary works such as short story, novel, drama and poetry. Poetry as one of literary works has beautiful and graceful characteristics. The form of song resembles to the poetry, but it still has a distance to go. The word of song could be more pleasing when the letter is set to the music. In addition, by understanding the lyrics of the songs, people may enjoy the music.This study was aimed to find out the types of idioms and the meaning of idioms found in “Dream Theatre” album entitled “Images and Words”. This study used descriptive research design. Besides, the objective approach was also used to describe the literary product as a self-sufficient object: which was analyzed and judged without necessarily studying the author’s life. In this thesis, the object of the study was three songs of “Images and Words” album. The result of data analysis shows that the idioms found in “Dream Theatre” songs were: lexemic idioms, phraseological idioms, verb phrase idioms, noun phrase idioms, adjective phrase idioms, verbal idioms, idioms with prepositions and idioms with key words from special categories: part of the body and color. The meanings of idioms are obtained from their contextual meanings.

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: 19 Jul 2012 03:24
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 03:24
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/12494

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