Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Figurative Languages in World Wrestling Entertainment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296207,
        author={I Wayan Budiarta and I Made Ade Hendrawan},
        title={Figurative Languages in World Wrestling Entertainment},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={language figurative language types of figurative language},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296207}
    }
    
  • I Wayan Budiarta
    I Made Ade Hendrawan
    Year: 2020
    Figurative Languages in World Wrestling Entertainment
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296207
I Wayan Budiarta1,*, I Made Ade Hendrawan1
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: budi4rt4@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study aims to analyze and to discuss the types of Figurative Language in World Wrestling Entertainment and the dominant types of Figurative Language that mostly used in World Wrestling Entertainment. The data were taken from World Wrestling Entertainment Wrestlemania XXXIII video. This study is explained qualitatively since this study applied descriptive method. Furthermore, the theory applied in this study is Interpreting Literature by Knickerbocker and Reninger (1963). As a result of analysis, it shows that figurative languages that were used in the data source are hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, metonymy, paradox and personification. Most of the figurative speeches that were found in the data source appear to have unique meaning and are hardly understandable conventionally if they are figured out without knowing the knowledge or information regarding the World Wrestling Entertainment. To sum up, there are several types of figurative expressions that were found in forms of utterances. It appears that there are 18 data that have 12 expressions of metaphor, 10 expressions of hyperbole, 3 expressions of personification, 2 expressions each for idiom and metonymy and lastly 1 expression of paradox, with the total of 28 figurative expressions combined. As can be seen, metaphor is the type of figurative language that was found the most from the video (12) and the paradox that has the lowest number of expression (1).