Led Zeppelin's Song Personification Analysis

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Personification Analysis in Led Zeppelin’s Thank You Lyric

I. Theoretical Framework

A. Lyrics
The lyric means simple poem which has been written to be set to music or lyric. It refers to either poetry that has the form music quality, or a usually short poem that expresses personal feelings, which may or may not be set to music. A poem expresses feeling and may be a song that could be performed to an audience. The language of lyric is imaginative; it has denotative and connotative words. The denotative word in lyric is the using of concrete words. The connotative word in lyric means the lyric use abstract words. It has many influences to the meaning and theme of lyric. B. Figurative Language

Figurative language or figure of speech is a word or group of words used to give particular emphasis to an idea or sentiment. The special emphasis is typically accomplished by the user’s conscious deviation from the strict literal sense of word, or from the more commonly used form word order or sentence construction. “Figure of speech is any way of saying something other than the ordinary way”, or in other definition, figures of speech are combinations of words whose meaning cannot be determined by examination of the meanings of the words that make it up. Or, to put it another way. 1. Personification

Personification is a representation of inanimate objects or abstract ideas as living beings. Personification is a type of metaphor in which distinct human qualities, e.g. honesty, emotion, volition, etc., are attributed to animal, object or idea. Personification involves giving things the characteristic of people. The figurative term always compares between a human being and the thing, such as human’s behaviors, feeling, and their attributes. In personifications, the reader is asked to actually visualizing the literal term in human form.

II. Focus of The Study
The research is focused on describing and analyzing the personification figurative language in...
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