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AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN THE POEMS ON LOVE, ON MARRIAGE, AND ON CHILDREN WRITTEN BY KAHLIL GIBRAN IN HIS BOOK ”THE PROPHET”

Syahid, Jundullah M. (2018) AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN THE POEMS ON LOVE, ON MARRIAGE, AND ON CHILDREN WRITTEN BY KAHLIL GIBRAN IN HIS BOOK ”THE PROPHET”. Bachelors Degree (S1) thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

The definition of literature is entirely subjective and difficult to understand. This means that everybody has different opinion in analyzing and understanding about literature itself. Literature has three main divisions; they are drama, poem and prose. In this thesis the writer only focus on analyzing poem because many readers who have no trouble understanding and enjoying prose find that poem is difficult to understand, it happens because of the wrong analysis on figurative languages that are used by the poet. The function of figurative language is to add the beauty and artwork of the poems. So the writer is pointed to find out what kind of figurative languages that are used in kahlil Gibran’s poems and analyzing contextual meaning. This study was designed to follow the principles of qualitative descriptive method. In collecting the data. First the writer is collecting Kahlil gibran’s poems, the second is reading and understanding three poems of Kahlil gibran, and the last collecting the selected data of figurative language that found in Kahlil gibran’s poems. In analyzing the data the writer analyzed every figurative language that found in the poems, and the last drawing conclusion based on the result of data analysis. In finding and discussion there were found and analyzed its contextual meaning on three poems of kahlil gibran. (1) “On Love”; there are nine personifications, three similes, three hyperboles, two symbols, one allusion, three anaphors, and one oxymoron. (2) “On Marriage”; there are two personifications, one symbol, and anaphora. (3) “On Children”; there are one metaphor and one hyperbole.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelors Degree (S1))
Student ID: 201110100311088
Keywords: literature, poem, kahlil Gibran, and figurative language
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Sulistyaningsih Sulistyaningsih
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 10:10
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 10:10
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/38437

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