The Figurative Language Found in the U.S Final Presidential

  • MUHAMMAD IZHHAR ZUFAR Universitas Dr. Soetomo
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This research is contains figurative language elements which are used in the final presidential debate 2020: Donald Trump vs Joe Biden. The purpose of this research is to find out what are the types of figurative language used by the both debaters from the debate transcript and to analyze the meaning of those figurative languages found in that debate, the thesis writer uses the theory from Leech and uses descriptive qualitative research design. In this thesis, thirty eight figurative languages are found and six types figurative language are found, those are metaphor, hyperbole, irony, metonymy, personification, simile.

Keywords: Figurative Language, Debate, U.S Presidential Debate.