Understanding Nature Through Language: Figurative Languages in Thiele’s February Dragon


Authors : Nurul Hikmah; Burhanuddin Arafah; Herawaty Abbas

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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Figurative language is an essential part in literary works used to emphasize the meaning expressed by the author in his or her writing. February Dragon sets its setting after the War. It portrays the life of three Australian children and their adventures in the bush. February Dragon is an environmental fiction written in hoping to encourage people’ awareness to the impact of environmental degradation. The aim of this study is to elaborate figurative languages used by the author focusing on figurative language related to environment. Data were collected from text and analyzed by employing descriptive-qualitative analysis. The result of the research illustrates that there are five figurative languages: simile and metaphor, personification, irony, and allusion

Keywords : Figurative Languages; Thiele; February Dragon; Nature

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