Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

An Analysis on the use of Metaphor in a News Article about Corruption

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291039,
        author={Srisna J. Lahay},
        title={An Analysis on the use of Metaphor in a News Article about Corruption},
        proceedings={Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CELL},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={metaphor figurative language semantics news article},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291039}
    }
    
  • Srisna J. Lahay
    Year: 2020
    An Analysis on the use of Metaphor in a News Article about Corruption
    CELL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2291039
Srisna J. Lahay1,*
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: srisna@yahoo.com

Abstract

The objective of this study is to analyze the use of metaphor in the news article entitled “PSI: OTT Bukti Parpol Gagal, PDIP: Korupsi Itu Individu” and published on October 25, 2018 in www.republika.co.id and its relation to the content of the article. The study is conducted by using the theory proposed by Knowles and Moon (2006) about the use of language that conveys the resemblance between two things in order to clarify a concept and the theory proposed by Lakoff and Johnsen (2003) about metaphor as a form of language that exists in the conceptual system of a speaker or user of a certain language. It is found out that there are 11 data about the use of metaphor in the article and that metaphor is used in order to clarify the actions and/or activities related to corruption mentioned in the article.