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A STUDY OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN JAMES BLUNT’S SONG LYRICS IN "BACK TO BEDLAM ALBUM"

AZIZ, ABDUL (2011) A STUDY OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN JAMES BLUNT’S SONG LYRICS IN "BACK TO BEDLAM ALBUM". Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is human beings’ creation or expression that is experience, thought, feeling, idea, by using language as a medium. Song is a short poem which contains lyrics. Lyrics of the song contain figurative language that is used to say something rather than the ordinary way. It is because songs illustrates the real life, includes conflicts, problems, and other aspects of life. Sometimes people like singing song just for fun without knowing the meaning. Those are the points why song is interesting to be analyzed. This study focused on figurative languages used in James Blunt song in a Back to Bedlam album which released in 2003. There were three statements of the problems. Those were: 1) What kinds of figurative language are used in James Blunt’s song lyrics?, 2) What are the meanings of those figurative languages used in James Blunt’s song lyrics?, 3) What is the most dominant figurative language found in James Blunt’s song lyric?. This research used descriptive qualitative because there was no treatment as an experimental research and just attempted to present the information concerning with the study on figurative language and meaning at "James Blunt" song’s lyrics. Moreover, expressive approach employed because the thesis writer attempts to investigate the expression of the author’s felling and emotion to analyze the figurative language. Based on the data analysis it was found figurative languages which used in James Blunt song lyrics are symbol, personification, hyperbole and metaphor. The symbols in High song represent beautiful girl and the age. Personifications in High song explain how much the song writer love his girl, and in "Goodbye My lover" explain how deep the girl influence the song writer’s life. Hyperbole in "High" song express how hard his effort to be with the girl, in "Goodbye My Lover" song express the song writer so infatuated with his girl. Metaphor used in "You’re Beautiful" tells how interested the song writer’s life and how pure his love. The most dominant figurative language used in James Blunt song is personification.

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: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 02:24
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 02:24
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/30961

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