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Jatmiko Agung P, Andon (2005) A STUDY ON THE MESSAGES OF MICHAEL LEARNS TO ROCK’S SONG“HOW MANY HOURS’. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Language plays a very important rule in our live. It is used to communicate each other to express their ideas or emotion. Literary work is one of language usage that made to give pleasure and enjoyment to the reader. Poetry and music are kind of litarary work. Song is the combination between poetry and music. The purpose of this study is to find out the general meaning, the detailed meaning, and the message inside the lyrics poem “How Many Hours” Michael Learns to Rock’s song. This study uses descriptive qualitative method as the research design because there is no treatment in this study as in experimental research. The approach that is used in this study is objective approach because this study does not concern with the author’s experience and life. The object of this study is the lyrics of “How Many Hours” in Michael Learns to Rock’s song , because it contains general meaning, detailed meaning and the message inside. The general meaning of the lyrical poem “How Many Hours” is about poet’s expression toward war and its effects, and his hope on peace. The detailed meaning of the lyrical poem “How Many Hours”, in the beginning, the poet describes a condition of a family who lives in the middle of the war. The poet shows the sadness of a mother towars her life and the future of her little son. A young calm man has changed become a stiff and rigorous man because of the war. In the second stanza, the poet shows the voice of them who live in the middle of war that they need a protection, a safe place, and a nice world. In the third stanza, the poet wants to say that war happens because there is no mutual love among human being. The war gives a long tear and fear to the citizenries. Their days are never far from a long suffering and fear that they themselves do not know when will those feeling diappear. In the last stanza, the poet teases the people who do not care to the war by showing a picture in which the children are still playing in their world that has become broken. The message found in the lyrical poem “How Many Hours” is that war gives fear, trauma, and suffering to the citizenries. Every person should have mutual love among others, so that, the war will not happen.

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: Anwar Jasin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 04:46
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 04:46

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