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AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN FOUR OF JOHN DENVER’S SONGS

Rifandi, Rifki Pratama Nungkar and Dr. H. A. Idris Asmarandhani, , M. Pd. and Drs. Wijayadi, , M. Pd. (2013) AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN FOUR OF JOHN DENVER’S SONGS. Other thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya.

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                Abstract

                This thesis is entitled An Analysis of Figurative Language on Four of John Denver’s Songs. The objects of the analysis are John Denver’ songs that containing figure of speech. The writer would like to analyze figure of speech, possible meaning, and contribution of figure of speech. The lyrics of the songs that contain figure of speech are taken as data, and analyzed using qualitative methods. This singer and some of his songs that entitled “Back Home Again,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads are chosen because not only his songs are sung by many famous singers such as: The Avett Brothers, Andy Williams, Ray Charles, Lynn Anderson, Chris Nole, Allen Stone, Andrew Stein and even Indonesian’s presenter and singer, Tantowi Yahya But also he got Academy of Country Music such as: Album of the Year (1974), American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (1975), Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Male Artist (1976), Country Music Association: Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year (1975), Emmy Awards: Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy (1975), Grammy Awards: Best Musical Album For Children (1997) and Grammy Hall of Fame Award (1998), And John Denver was inducted as Songwriter Hall of Fame in 1996. The result of the research shows that many figures of speech are used in the songs such as: Hyperbole, Personification, Simile, Repetition, Anaphora, Assonance, and Ephipora. The possible meaning of the songs is “Back Home Again” tells about wish of the man to back home because the weather is bad. “Rocky Mountain High” tells about the place named Rocky Mountain which is located in Colorado, USA that the author loves very much because of its beautiful scenery. “Sunshine on My Shoulders” tells about the beautiful sunshine that the author loves so much. And “Take Me Home, Country Roads” tells about the author desire to come back in his old home. Contribution of Figure of speech to the songs, it gives romantic, dramatic, strengthening, beautiful, artistic etc. Key Words: Literature, Lyric, Song, Figurative Language.

                Item Type: Thesis (Other)
                Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
                Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
                Depositing User: ika
                Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 18:15
                Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 18:15
                URI: http://repository.um-surabaya.ac.id/id/eprint/1756

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