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Investigating Semantic Analysis on Figurative Language to a Movie Script: A Literature Case

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to discover out why movie scripts are frozen. The data used by the theoretician is from Keraf (2009). The goals of this study are to determine the categories of figurative language in frozen movie scripts and the prevalent classification of figurative language in frozen movie scripts. The researcher employs a descriptive qualitative method to describe and analyze figurative language that is being heard, and then classify it. Figurative language is the use of words in a non-traditional order and meaning to convey a complex meaning, colorful writing, clarity, or evocative contrast. Figurative language is a type of semantics; as we all know, semantics is the study of meaning; we may find figurative language in songs, novels, poems, and movies. The study focuses on kind metaphorical language in a frozen movie script. The researcher discovered several types of figurative in this study, including simile (5 sentences), metaphor (1 phrase), hyperbole (7 words), personification (5 sentences), metonymy (4 sentences), and litotes (3 sentences). The overall amount of sentences is 25, with exaggeration 7 sentences accounting up 28 percent of the total.

Keywords

Figurative
meaning
semantics
literature

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The author (s) declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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Thao, N. V. (2021). Investigating Semantic Analysis on Figurative Language to a Movie Script: A Literature Case. International Journal of Culture and Modernity, 6, 22–30. Retrieved from https://ijcm.academicjournal.io/index.php/ijcm/article/view/47
  • Submitted
    22 July 2021
  • Revised
    22 July 2021
  • Published
    22 July 2021