Figurative Forms Found in the Song Lyrics of "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Album by Billie Eilish


This paper discussed the types of figurative forms and their meaning related to each type of figurative forms. The theories applied to support this paper were taken from the books proposed by John I. Saeed in his book entitled Semantics third edition published in 2009 as a main theory. The data of this paper were taken from the song lyrics of “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” album by Billie Eilish. The first method of research in this topic was finding out the source of data. The second method was collecting the data. The collected data were analyzed based on the theoretical concepts and the data was analyzed using the descriptive method. The last method was presenting the result of analysis. Based on the result of the analysis, it was found that there are nine types of figurative forms that are used in twelve songs from “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” album. The figurative forms that are used were metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, simile, hyperbole, symbol, paradox, idiom, and euphemism.

Keywords: figurative, semantics, song lyrics

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