FIGURES OF SPEECH AND THEIR CONNOTATIVE MEANING IN SONG’S LYRICS KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG

Author : Endang Mastuti Rahayu

Email : endangrahayu@unipasby.ac.id

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The study is an analysis of figures of speech used in song lyrics. The writer chooses the topic because the figures of speech are used as one of the tools to deliver the messages of lyrics to the listener. They also make the lyrics more attractive for the listeners and attracted the listener to buy the album of the songs. This what make the writer interest in conducting a research about the figure of speech used in song lyrics. She wants to find out what figures of speech used in the lyrics. The lyrics that the writer analysis are song by Roberta Flack. The approaches of this study are qualitative and descriptive. To collect the data, the writer uses the documentation. The writer uses the Perrin’s theory to describe the figures of speech of the song’s lyrics. She also uses the theory of connotative meaning to explain the meaning beyond the used of figures of speech. From this analysis, the writer believes that there are many figures of speech occur in song’s lyrics. They are: metaphor, personification, symbolism, synecdoche, and hyperbole. And metaphor is figures of speech which is used most in song’s lyrics.

Keyword : Figures of speech, connotative, denotation, song’s lyrics Killing Me Softly with his song

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