Figurative Language in White Swan’s Song Lyrics

Authors

  • Ni Putu Erika Amanda Putri Pande Universitas Warmadewa
  • I Wayan Budiarta Universitas Warmadewa
  • I Gusti Ngurah Adi Rajistha Universitas Warmadewa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.60153/pragmatica.v1i2.31

Keywords:

figurative, language, function

Abstract

The title of this research is Figurative Language in ‘White Swan’s Song Lyrics.’ This research aimed to discuss and solve the problems. The problems were conducted into two scopes of discussion. Therefore, the research discussed types of figurative language and the function of figurative language. The data were collected by listening and watching the music video on YouTube. Based on the theory Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry by Perrine (1987), the findings were implied. After analyzing the data, the finding was 62 frequency of figurative language that has been shown. In terms of the types, they were 7 findings of simile, 31 findings of metaphor, 5 findings of personification, 4 findings of apostrophe, 1 finding of synecdoche, 3 findings of metonymy, 6 findings of symbolism, 1 finding of paradox, 4 findings of hyperbole.

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Published

2023-11-30

How to Cite

Ni Putu Erika Amanda Putri Pande, I Wayan Budiarta, & I Gusti Ngurah Adi Rajistha. (2023). Figurative Language in White Swan’s Song Lyrics. PRAGMATICA : Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 1(2), 67–76. https://doi.org/10.60153/pragmatica.v1i2.31

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