Figurative Language Found in the Album: Lyrics Entitled Closer by Josh Groban
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- Closer Album, Figurative Language, Josh Groban
This research aimed to find out: (1) the types of figurative languages in the album lyrics entitled “Closer” by Josh Groban and which type of figurative language was the most dominant; 2) the meanings of those figurative languages; and 3) the implication for English Language Teaching. We collected the data from the album entitled “Closer” by Josh Groban released in November 2003. We analyzed by using the descriptive method. The result showed: 1) the types of figurative language found in the “Closer” album by Josh Groban’s Song Lyrics were Hyperbole, Metaphor, Rhetoric, Simile, Personification, Parallelism, Antithesis, Paradox, and Symbolism. The most dominant type of figurative language was Hyperbole with a percentage of 23%; 2) the meanings of those figurative languages in each song mostly to represent a man’s feeling to a woman he loved. The author used hyperbole to represent his feeling and to convey the message. The lyrics have connotative meaning by using exaggerated words; 3) the implication for English Language teaching. This study result can be applied in teaching reading by using song lyric to teach types of figurative languages to Senior High School students with a teacher guide. The students can analyze lyric of the song. Then, the students translate and comprehend the meaning of the lyric, which contains figurative languages.
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TY - CONF AU - Fornitasari AU - Rusman Roni AU - Mulyadi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/07/19 TI - Figurative Language Found in the Album: Lyrics Entitled Closer by Josh Groban BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Education Universitas PGRI Palembang (INCoEPP 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 924 EP - 929 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210716.182 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210716.182 ID - 2021 ER -