Figurative Language in Justin Bieber’s Selected Songs

Anastasya Purnamaliana, I Gusti Ayu Mahatma Agung


This research aims to identify the figurative language employed in Justin Bieber’s songs and interpret the meanings of the lyrics. The descriptive qualitative method was used in this study. The data was taken from the song lyrics of Justin Bieber’s selected songs. After the data was collected, it was analyzed using the theory proposed by Reaske (1996). The results of the data analysis show that there are five types of figurative language found in Justin Bieber’s song lyrics. They are simile, personification, paradox, symbolism, and repetition. Personification is the form of figurative language that is most commonly used in the song lyrics.

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