Denotative and Connotative Meaning in One direction’s Songs Lyric: A Semantic Perspective

  • Arsiska Sari
  • Paramita Kusumawardhani
Keywords: Denotative and Connotative, Semantic, Song’s Lyrics

Abstract

The purpose of this analysis is to find out some words that contains with connotative and
denotative meaning on specific object in the three one direction’s songs lyric based on Withers and Keami
(2003) as the activity in semantic class. The data was taken from the text, found in the three different songs
lyric:“Hey Angel”, “Long Way Down”, and “Drag me Down” by One Direction in their album “Make in the
A.M”. Descriptive qualitative employed as the method in this research. After analyzing the data found from
the lyrics, this study found that (1) Some lyrics contained with connotative and denotative meaning on
referrring a specific object, (2) Connotative meaning found more dominant compare than dennotative
meaning.

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Published
2016-08-20
How to Cite
Sari, A., & Kusumawardhani, P. (2016). Denotative and Connotative Meaning in One direction’s Songs Lyric: A Semantic Perspective. ELT-Lectura, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.31849/elt-lectura.v3i2.479
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