AN ANALYSIS OF METAPHORS IN THE SONG LYRICS OF WHITE LION BAND
Panggabean, Putri Theresia
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This study was conducted to find out metaphor in the song lyrics of White Lion band. This study used the pragmatic approach. This research was a descriptive qualitative research. The method of this research is used qualitative analysis. The research question was answered in analytical description. The concept of metaphorical expressions were analyzed by using George Lakoff and Mark Johnson theory. The result of this research shows that all types of metaphor are found in the data, with the ontological metaphor as the most frequently used type of metaphor based on Lakoff and Johnson theory. The total number of metaphor found on the whole lyrics are; Structural metaphor 14 lyrics, orientational 7 lyrics, and ontological 18 lyrics. The meaning of metaphor can be easier to understand by using the theory to analyze. Not only in song lyrics, metaphor also can be found in different objects such as poem, speech and other clue. Furthermore this study is expected to be useful information about pragmatics particularly metaphor.