Lutfiani, Okti (2007) A STUDY ON THE MESSAGE OF KELLY CLARKSON'S SONG LYRIC “BREAKAWAY”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Poem or song is one of literary works that interest people to analyze its message, figurative language, etc. The message of the song is the heart of the song lyric that need to be understood so that the reader can enjoy the song more. This study is aimed at analyzing detailed and general meaning, and message of Kelly Clarkson’s song lyric “Breakaway”. This study used a descriptive qualitative design to conduct a procedure of solving problem by describing the current condition of research object based on the facts existing. The writer also used an objective approach in which the writer only focused on the work. Then the writer employed research objects, where the objects are Kelly Clarkson’s song lyric “Breakaway”, it containing detailed and general meaning, and message of the song. From this analysis, the writer found out the detailed and general meaning, and the message of Kelly Cralkson’s song lyric “Breakaway”. Firstly, the deatailed meaning of the song is that the poet tells to the readers about her childhood in her hometown and dreams that she wants to achieve to make her life happier and meaningful. The poet tries to work hard to reach her dream, but she has to meet obstructions from her surroundings that make her finally feel uncomfortable to stay in her hometown. And with strong motivation to reach her goal, the poet assures herself to move to another place, but when she is able to reach her dream, she will not forget her past and people she loves. Secondly, the general meaning of the song concerns about the poet’s strong willingness to reach her purpose of life by using all her strength to face many difficulties and obstructions in front of her and the poet of this song wants to ensure all people that by having strong motivation and courage to take risks, people will be able to create something extraordinary and surprisingly. Thirdly, the first message of the song is that people should have dreams to make their lives colourful and meaningful. Second message is that people should be able to realize that reaching goals or purposes is not easy. The last message is that people should try to keep humble and “down to eart” if they are able to reach success. Families and hometowns should not be forgotten for they are “the root”, a place where people come from and belong to.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Zainul Afandi
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 05:52
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 05:52
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/8737

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