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JudulAN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IN THE DREAM THEATER’S 5th ALBUM “METROPOLIS PART.2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY”
PengarangRahadiyan G. Respati, Farizki Yuniarto
TanggalOktober 2015
Volume3 no 2
No. ISSN2337-9278
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AbstrakAbstract Song is one example of literature. Listening song is enjoyable activity, but the listeners cannot get a pleasure if they don’t understand the figurative language that commonly found in the song. Song usually consists of figurative language since the figurative language is used in the lyric that is written well. Based on the reason, it brings the writer of the thesis to analyze. In this research, the writer analyzed figurative language in song lyrics of Dream Theater’s Album 5th “ Metropolis part.2: Scenes from a memory”. The writer used qualitative research and content analysis in order to answer the research problems. Song lyric is a short poem in a number of verses set to music to be sung. In its writing, the songwriters or composers usually beautify the language they use by any figurative language, so that the listeners will be more attracted in listening the song. This study is aimed at describing the existence of figurative and moral lesson in the lyrics of Dream Theater’s song. The choice of Dream Theater’s songs is based on two reasons. The first is writer himself is a big fan of Dream Theater. The second is the Dream Theater’s songs does not only talk about love but also about science fiction, fantasy, history, war, and madness. The whole songs from Metropolis Part.2: Scenes from a memory are discussed in this study. Those songs are Regression; Strange Déjà vu; Through My Word; Fatal Tragedy; Beyond this Life; through Her Eyes; One Last Time; The Spirit Carries On; and Finally Free. In analyzing the lyrics, the writer of this thesis uses objective approach. After completing the study, the writer found out that the existing kind of figurative language in the lyrics of Dream Theater’s songs were Alliteration (41,36%), Anaphor (7,85%), hyperbole (41,36%), Irony 7,85%()Metaphor (18,85%), Parallelism (3,67%), Personification(7,33%), Repetition(2,09%), Rhetorical Question(0,52%), Simile(3,14%). The first suggestion is to the next writer, using poem or songs as media is important and interesting in poetry subject. The writer could give songs as the example of learning figurative language to next writer and the second suggestion is to the next writer who want to conduct song analysis. They can do further research such as analyzing style, theme or value in the song. Key words: Figurative language, Lyric and Album
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