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

Research Article

Figurative Meanings Found in Coldplay’s Song Lyric

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296211,
        author={A.A. Istri Manik Warmadewi and A.A. Istri Listyawati Oka},
        title={Figurative Meanings Found in Coldplay’s Song Lyric},
        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={figurative meaning song lyric types of figurative language},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296211}
    }
    
  • A.A. Istri Manik Warmadewi
    A.A. Istri Listyawati Oka
    Year: 2020
    Figurative Meanings Found in Coldplay’s Song Lyric
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296211
A.A. Istri Manik Warmadewi1,*, A.A. Istri Listyawati Oka1
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: manik.warmadewi@gmail.com

Abstract

A media as written communication is used to communicate the meaning. The meaning that nonliterary which is called as figurative language in the media can be seen in newspaper, novel, poetry and certainly in lyric. Therefore, this research aims to find the types of figurative meanings and the functions of the meaning. The theories applied are taken from Larson as a main theory, and supported by theories proposed by Perrine and Leech. Another supporting sources that are relevant to this topic, are taken from the internet. The data of this paper are taken from the song lyrics of the band Coldplay. The collected data is analyzed based on the theoretical concepts and the data is analyzed using the descriptive method. Then, the data is presented in a narrative-descriptive way by providing information in non-formal technique. Based on the results of the analysis, it is found that there are eight types of figurative meanings that are used in fourteen songs from Coldplay. The figurative meanings that are used are Metonymy, Synecdoche, Personification, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Allegory, and Symbol. The functions also carried by each figurative. In conclusion, types of figurative language of Hyperbole, Personification, Metaphor, and Symbols are the dominant types that appeared most with each number 5, following by Simile as the second most with the number 4, following by Synecdoche and Allegory and Metonymy with each number 3.