Figurative language used in three stephen king's short stories : a stylistic study

Septiningrum, Cici Dwi (2019) Figurative language used in three stephen king's short stories : a stylistic study. Other thesis, Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University.

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ABSTRACT Septiningrum, Cici Dwi. 2019. Figurative Language Used in Three Stephen King’s Short Stories: A stylistic study. A Thesis: English Department, Language and Science Faculty, Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya. Advisor: (I) Drs. Herry Kusmiharto, M.Pd., and (II) Dr. Ribut Surjowati, S.Pd, M.Pd. Key Terms : figurative language, types of figurative language, short stories. In this modern era, literature and linguistic are related to each other. It could be said when someone wants to understand a literary work, we must know the elements that exist in the work first. This may seem a bit strange because many people assume that literature and linguistics are two completely different things. However, in reality both cannot be separated from the language. Based on the reason above, this study focused to the usage of figurative language used by Stephen King in three short stories. The aim of this paper were to find the types of figurative language, describe the senses of figurative language and show the frequent of figurative language used by Stephen King in three short stories. There are twelve types of figurative language based on the Taylor (1981: 167) and Little (1985:164-166) theory. Those were simile, metaphors, personafication, synecdoche, metonymy, symbol, allegory, irony, litotes, parallelism and euphmism. The reason of suing figurative language by Stephen King based on two online articles websites. The writer used qualitative descriptive analysis method to analyze the data. The data source of this study was taken from three short stories of Stephen King. The data was sentences of figurative language written by Stephen King in three short stories. The data were collected by electing text that contain figurative language after reading carefully. The proper instrument that is used to obtain and analyze the data is the writer herself. After analyzing the process, the researcher found there are one hundred ninety three data of figurative language used by Stephen King. There were twelve types of figurative language but the writer more often found three types as the dominant types of figurative language used in three short stories. There were three reason of figurative language underlied by Stephen King found in his short stories, that is, own life story, feelings and trust. The analysis result also showed the frequent of figurative language used by Stephen King

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: figurative language, types of figurative language, short stories
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Science > English Language Education Study Program
Depositing User: Cici Dwi Septiningrum
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 07:07
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 07:07
URI: http://erepository.uwks.ac.id/id/eprint/3685

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