AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN ED SHEERAN’S SONGS

NGELLIA, VIVIN (2018) AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED IN ED SHEERAN’S SONGS. S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Abstract

Figurative language is language which employs various figures of speech. This study discusses about an analysis of figurative language used in Ed Sheeran’s songs. The purposes of this study are to identify and to explain the kinds of figurative language used in Ed Sheeran’s songs and to elaborate the meanings implied in each figurative language used in Ed Sheeran’s songs. The thesis described kinds of figurative language that are included in Ed Sheeran’s songs. From the analysis, the researcher searched the songs by collecting figurative language in Ed Sheeran’s songs especially song lyrics that are consist of metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, imagery and symbolism in some words and lyrics from some lines in each song. After collecting songs, the researcher found there are nine songs that have been collected by listening to the songs of Ed Sheeran that contain of figurative language entitled Give Me Love, Autumn Leaves, The A Team, Wake Me Up, Grade 8, I See Fire, Thinking Out Loud, Photograph, and Lego House. Then, the researcher identified nine of Ed Sheeran’s songs that included figurative language by highlighting them while quoting the lyrics consist of figurative language. Henceforth, classifying words and sentences contain of figurative language that have meanings which are found in nine of Ed Sheeran’s songs. To support the analysis, some other related theories and references were used. This study is highly expected to give contribution for the reader to know more about figurative language clearly. It can help the readers know contextual meaning and speak English fluently. And it can also be expected to enrich new knowledge especially in literature.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Figurative language, Ed Sheeran’s songs.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Wiwin Kartikawati
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 02:17
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 02:17
URI: http://eprints.unram.ac.id/id/eprint/8182

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