Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE FOUND IN MODERN SHORT STORIES BY ROBBERT J. DIXSON’S BOOK

Indri Kristia, Ardayati, M.Pd., Yulfi, M.Pd.

The problems of this research were: “What are six types of figurative language used in Robbert J. Dixson‟s Book?”. Therefore, the objectives of this research were to describe the types and  the meaning of figurative language in Robbert J. Dixson‟s Book entitled “To Love and To Honor, John Rossiter’s Wife, A Case of Suspicion, Will of the Wind, Irene’s Sister, The Wrong House, Detour to Romance, Decision, Final Break, and Better Late”.The researcher used a descriptive research method to classify and analyze the data. The technique used in collecting the data was library research. After investigating the kinds and meanings in 10 short stories in Robbert J. Dixson‟s Book, the researcher found 86 figurative languages. The figurative language in Robbert J. Dixson‟s Book has been analyzed in kinds: there were (1) 4 metaphors, (2) 31 similes, (3) 12 personifications, (4) 21 paradoxs, (5) 12 hyperboles, and (6) 6 litotes. The researcher found the meanings of figurative languages in Robbert J. Dixson‟s Book (86) conceptual meaning and (86) connotative meaning. 

Key word: analysis, figurative language, modern short stories

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