Figurative language in songs for English Learning


  • Elvara Artamevya Raharjo Putri Universitas Gunadarma
  • Taufiq Effendi Universitas Gunadarma
  • Syarifah Azharina Syafrudin Universitas Gunadarma



teaching English through songs, figurative language for learning English


Background:  Songs have long been popular literary works for learning English. One way is by paying attention to figurative language used in songs popular among EFL learners.

Purpose: This study was aimed at identifying the types of figurative language used in songs recently popular among Indonesian youth.

Design and methods: The data were purposively collected from a sample of three songs of a famous album. The data were qualitatively analysed by using Gorys Keraf’s theory.

Results: Finally, it is recommended that types of figurative language need to be taught to and learned by EFL learners to help enhance their comprehension when dealing with popular literary works like songs.


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How to Cite

Putri, E. A. R., Effendi, T., & Syafrudin, S. A. (2022). Figurative language in songs for English Learning. LADU: Journal of Languages and Education, 2(5), 157–167.