THE ENGLISH LEARNERS’ COMPREHENSION ON FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AT FKIP UHN PEMATANGSIANTAR
Silalahi, Dumaris E.
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Abstract : This research aims to describe the English learners’ comprehension on figurative language at FKIP Universitas HKBP Nommensen Pematangsiantar. The subjects are the students who study at English department at eighth semester at 2014-2015. To find out the information the researcher applies qualitative research design since it elaborate the data in from of utterances. The technique of collecting data is elicitation by giving a view examples of figurative language which ains ti stimulate the subjects. Then the researcher asks the subjects to write down personal letter with free topic. The research result shows that the subjects’ comprehension on figurative language still low. It can be seen from the finding that there are only sixteen (16) people who write figurative language among of twenty three personal (23) subjects. And then there are only six (6) kinds of figurative language written in their personla letter among of sixteen (16) based on Keraf’s theory (2009).