Novitasari, Heryanti (2021) ANALYZING THE FIGURE OF SPEECH FOUND IN 5 POEMS BY FAMOUS POETS. In: Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on The Teaching of English and Literature, 6 November 2021, Bengkulu.

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This research aims to investigate the types of figure of speech in poems and to find out what figures of speech are commonly used in poems. This research used qualitative research method and descriptive research design. Data were taken from 5 poems from 5 different famous poets. The poems used in this research are Death, be not proud by John Donne, A Farewell by William Wordsworth, Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, The road not taken by Robert Frost, and On his blindness by John Milton. It was found that the types of figure of speech used in the poems in this study amounted to 8 types of figure of speech. They are metaphor, personification, paradox, synedoche, simile, symbol, repetition, and parallelism. The details of the eight figure of speech found in these poems are metaphor (8 data or 27,59%), personification (10 data or 34,49%), paradox (2 data or 6,90%), synedoche (1 data or 3,44%), simile (1 data or 3,44%), symbol (2 data or 6,90%), repetition (2 data or 6,90%), and parallelism (3 data or 10,34%). In addition, this study also examines the figure of speech that is most often used in the five poems that have been studied in this research. The most frequently used figure of speech is personification and the least used figure of speech are synecdoche and simile.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 06:19
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