E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

An Analysis of Figurative Language in Three Michael Jackson’s Songs

Author(s): Lam Dang Khanh Tuong, Tran Kieu My An

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.2.2589


This paper aims to discover the figurative language and its meanings in three Michael Jackson’s songs. It employed qualitative method to describe types of figurative language and its meaning in the song lyrics. The findings revealed five kinds of figurative language based on Perrine’s theory. The types of figurative language were Metaphor with 16 data (50%), Personification with 06 data (18.8%), Metonymy with 01 data (3.1%), Symbol with 05 data (15.6%), and Overstatement with 04 data (12.5%). It isconcluded that metaphor is the most frequent type of figurative language used in three Michael Jackson’s songs.

Keywords: Figurative Language, Song Lyrics, Michael Jackson

Pages: 842-848

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