Figurative Language in Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Story Entitled The Mask of The Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado

  • YUWANDA NURMA SUWASTIKA Universitas Dr. Soetomo
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Abstract

The study focuses on Figurative Language in Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Story Entitled The Mask of The Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado. The objective of this study is to identify the types of figurative language in three of the short story, to find the dominant of figurative language, and to analyze the meaning of figurative language. The thesis writer applies figurative language theory by Perrine, theory meaning by Leech and uses descriptive qualitative research design. In this study, nine types of figurative language are found; they are simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, irony, paradox, synecdoche, symbol, and allegory. The most dominant types of figurative language based on the short story by Poe. In The Mask of the Red Death, simile and personification are the dominant of figurative language. The Tell-Tale Heart, hyperbole is the dominant of figurative language. The Cask of Amontillado, simile is the dominant of figurative language.

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2023-08-19