Ekwin Purwaningsih, Agustina (2015) FIGURES OF SPEECH AND STEPS OF EMPOWERMENT REFLECTED IN KID PRESIDENT’S SPEECHES. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research is under the issue of stylistic approach since it explores the figures of speech applied in Kid President’s (Robby Novak) top ten speeches. It is aimed at identifying the types of figures of speech used by Kid President in his top ten speeches, the functions of those figures of speech, and the steps of empowerment reflected through those figures of speech. In this research, the researcher applied descriptive qualitative approach. However, to support the interpretation, the researcher also applied quantitative approach in processing the data. The primary instrument of this study was the researcher herself. The researcher employed some steps to collect the data: downloading the videos and scripts, checking the sripts and the videos, and collecting words, phrases, and sentences containing figures of speech. In analyzing the data, the researcher classified the data based on the research objectives and described them. To achieve trustworthiness, the researcher discussed her data and findings with her two supervisors who are the lecturers of linguistics and English literature studies. The researcher also asked three linguistics students to check her data and findings. The researcher found that there are eleven of the twelve types of figures of speech proposed by Perrine which are applied by Kid President in his top ten speeches. Those types are metaphor (17 data), metonymy (13 data), personification (9 data), synecdoche (8 data), hyperbole (6 data), simile (5 data), apostrophe (4 data), paradox (3 data), litotes (2 data), symbol (2 data), and irony (1 datum). The speaker does not apply apostrophe at all because of its complexity. In addition, he has some reasons in applying figures of speech. The function of those figures of speech is mostly to give the listeners an imaginative pleasure (52 data). However, there are also other functions. Those are to bring additional imagery (11 data), to add emotional intensity (36 data), and to say much in a brief compass (16 data). Moreover, there are four steps of empowerment which are reflected by the speaker. They are (1) being involved in a crisis or life transition (14 data), (2) acting on anger or frustration (14 data), (3) responding to new information (52 data), and (4) building on inherent strengths and capabilities (56 data). Therefore, in his ten persuasive speeches, the speaker tends to persuade the listeners by showing his internal strength and capabilities. There is no type or function which is identical with a certain step of empowerment.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: figures of speech, functions, empowerment, steps of empowerment, Kid President, speech
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa, Seni dan Budaya (FBSB) > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 00:20
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 02:14

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