THE ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED BY DR. ZAKIR NAIK

Ladika, Awaluddin (2011) THE ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED BY DR. ZAKIR NAIK. Rhetorical Style :The Uses Of Language In Persuasion. ISSN 9780199877331

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Abstract

This research desribes the meaning or purpose the figurative language used in Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech video entittled “What is our purpose in life?”. Dr. Zakir Naik is one of the most famous speakers in these days and he specializes in Islamic topics and comparison of the religions. He usually makes speeches which make the audiences feels spellbound with his strong emphasis; firm intonation; his logical thinking and open minded person. The purpose of this research is to find kinds of figurative language and describe their meanings and purposes. Descriptive qualitative was employed on this research and helped by qualitative manner as the research method. The data were collected by downloading the selected video from YouTube and cut it into specific length by duration then transcript it. Then it was analyzed by using descriptive analysis. To get the meaning of those figurative languages, some expert’s theory was employed to this study about classifications and definitions of figurative language. Based on the findings and discussions of whole collected data, it may be seen that some of utterance of Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech uses eight expressions which belong to metaphor. In producing simile, it produces eight similes. Then two expressions belong to personification, six expressions are included into hyperbole, two data into metonymy, synecdoche only has one expression and then come to anaphora with ten expressions which made it as the most used kind of figurative language in this source of the data and the last, seven expression belong to rhetorical question. Key words: Speech, Speaker, Figurative Language

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: AWALUDDIN RYRITO LADIKA
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 01:11
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 01:11
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/3251

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