The Use Of Metaphor In Blackpink Song Lyrics On The Album “Born Pink”

Eksan Syawaludin, Yuli Kuswardani, Theresia Budi Sucihati


The title of this research is The Use of Metaphor in Blackpink Song Lyrics On The Album “Born Pink.” This research is focuses on metaphor and meaning in song lyrics. It is conducted to analyze types of metaphor and categorizing the meaning into source domain and target domain in metaphorical expression in BLACKPINK’s song. This research is designed to a qualitative research employing descriptive method. The source of the data is document and the song lyrics as primary data. The data is explained by using Lakoff and Johnson’s theory. The data consist of 25 metaphorical expression taken from the “Born Pink” album. The researcher finds the high-frequency data of metaphor is in orientational and ontological metaphor. BLACKPINK express their feelings used spatial orientation and conceptualize abstract things such as thoughts and experience. This research meaning of metaphor can be categorize as clear and abstract, familiar and unfamiliar, explicit and implicit and the most dominantion is clear and abstract


Semantic; Metaphor; Song Lyrics; Meaning

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