Metaphors in Jason Mraz's Song Lyrics (An Ecolinguistic Perspective)


This research was intended to analyze Metaphor in Jason Mraz’s song lyrics based on an Ecolinguistic perspective by Kovecess theory. The objective of this research was “To describe how metaphors delineation realized in Jason Mraz’s song lyrics based on the common source domain and the common target domain”. This research used a descriptive qualitative method. The researcher used the metaphor theory by Kovecess to analyze the data. The source of the data in this research was taken from Jason Mraz’s song lyrics such as The World as I See it, Back to the Earth, and Wise Woman. The data was collected through downloading, reading, classifying, coding, describing, and interpreting the data to get a complete conclusion of the Metaphor in Jason Mraz’s song lyrics based on an Ecolinguistic perspective. The researcher analyzed lyrics that show metaphor based on the common source domain and the common target domain in the lyrics. The result showed that the metaphor delineations were revealed from the analysis process by using the mapping common source domain and common target domain by Kovecess. The researcher found 19 Metaphors include the common source domain and the target domain. It showed the condition of the world that has a remarkable place, the beauty of ecology, our role as a part of nature. The three songs also convey an implicit message about how protecting and loving the environment create harmony and live peacefully because humans and nature have an interrelation.

Keywords: metaphor, ecolinguistics, kovecses, sog lyrics, source domain and target domain

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