Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

Figurative Meaning Found in Song Lyrics of “Am” Album By Arctic Monkeys

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306656,
        author={Indra Desman Telaumbanua and Ketut  Sudrama and Dewa Ayu Tri Udiani},
        title={Figurative Meaning Found in Song Lyrics of “Am” Album By Arctic Monkeys},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISSHE},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={meaning;  figurative meaning; song lyrics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306656}
    }
    
  • Indra Desman Telaumbanua
    Ketut Sudrama
    Dewa Ayu Tri Udiani
    Year: 2021
    Figurative Meaning Found in Song Lyrics of “Am” Album By Arctic Monkeys
    ISSHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306656
Indra Desman Telaumbanua1, Ketut Sudrama1,*, Dewa Ayu Tri Udiani1
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: sudrama@gmail.com

Abstract

In a song, the language which is also often used is figurative language. The meaning of words in it uses non-literal meaning to make the song more interesting and imaginative. The non-literal meaning can be seen in the lyric of a song, in fact, in the westerns music too. The purpose of this study is to identify the kinds of figurative meaning used in Arctic Monkeys’ songs and analyze the literal meaning of those figurative forms. The theories applied to support this study proposed by Mildred L. Larson as a main theory, and supported by theory proposed by Laurence Perrine. This study is designed in qualitative approach. All data used in this research were taken from the song lyrics of AM Album by Arctic Monkeys. As a result of the analysis shown that there are ten types of figurative meanings found in thirteen songs from “AM” album. The figurative meanings found that are Metonymy, Synecdoche, Euphemism, Idioms, Hyperbole, Personification, Metaphor, Simile, Symbol, and Paradox. And the meanings represented by the used of each those types. In conclusion, types of metonymy, synecdoche, idiom, hyperbole, metaphor, simile, euphemism, and symbol which dominate use for the song lyric.