A Study of Conceptual Metaphor in Suzanne Collins' the Hunger Games Sebuah Kajian Konseptual Metafora Pada the Hunger Games Oleh Suzanne Collins

Kurniawati Kurniawati • Albert Tallapessy • Sabta Diana
Journal article Publika Budaya • 2014

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In literary work, language is used to examine what happen around us by using one of language style such as metaphor. Metaphor is a communicative strategy in implicature that belongs to Pragmatics study. Metaphor also works on our daily routine expressions such as the concept of emotion in novel of The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins (2009). Further, to collect data, identifying and sampling are applied based on theory of Conceptual Metaphor by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and nine domains of emotion by Kӧvecses (2000). Theory of Comparison that proposed by Miller (cited in Levinson, 1983) is used to categorize the types of metaphors and to interpret metaphors. This research applies Mixed-method strategy through exploratory-qualitative-statistical research data will be executed in statistic, categorization, and exploration. The results of this research show that there are only nominal and predicative metaphors that are dominantly used. SADNESS, FEAR, and ANGER are the dominant target domains. There are NATURAL FORCE, FIRE, TORMENTOR, DOWN, and CAPTIVE ANIMAL appearing as the dominant source domains. The whole dominant categories appear and indicate particular tendency that is related with the story, character and what Katniss Everdeen as the main character does and feels in the story.


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