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Trisniawati, Nofie (2005) A STUDY ON THE MESSAGES OF THE JOSH GROBAN’S SONG “YOU RAISE ME UP”IN THE ALBUM “CLOSER”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Literary works represent the condition that employs historical moments existing in the region, country, and the world. Literature is the human’s expression. In other words, literature works such as a drama or play, novel, and poem or poetry expose the human life. One of the literary works is poetry. A lyrical poem has close relationship with songs because commonly songs include lyrics. This study is aimed to find out the general meaning, detailed meaning, and the message inside the lyrical poem “You Raise Me Up” in Josh Groban’s album “Closer”. This study used descriptive method research as the research design because there is no control treatment in this study as it is found in experimental research. The approach that used was an objective approach because the writer only focused her analysis on the literary work and did not study the author’s experience and life. The object of this study was on the lyric “You Raise Me Up” from Josh Groban’s album “Closer” because it contains general meaning, detailed meaning, and the message. The general meaning of the lyrical poem “You Raise Me Up” is about the poet’s explanation that humans are nothing without God. The detailed meaning of the lyrical poem “You Raise Me Up” is that, in the beginning, the poet describes his life and condition. He feels so tired and bored with his life. He feels that his life is full of problems that make him hopeless and suppressed. He thinks that it is too hard for him to face all of the life temptation. In his despair facing the entire problem, he still hopes and tries to make his life better. Then he remembers that he still has God who always helps him face all of these. His belief in God gives a new spirit for him to go through his life. He is sure the problems that have to be faced by every human are just the way to make him realize that people are a weak creature. It means if people always pray to God, they can do something better than before. The message found in the lyrical poem “You Raise Me Up” is that people have to believe in God. Besides, they should not become a hopeless person facing the entire problem in their life.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 07:32
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 07:32

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