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Conceptual Metaphors in Lyrics by Leonard Cohen
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to find and analyse conceptual metaphors in the lyrics, A Thousand Kissed Deep, Here It Is, and Boogie Street from the album Ten New Songs (2001) by Leonard Cohen using Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT). In order to detected the conceptual metaphors, the source and target domains were identified. Conceptual metaphors were found by mapping source domains onto target domains and viewing the lexical expressions in the lyrics. The result and analysis of the findings in this study show that linguistic expressions of LOVE, LIFE and DEATH are conceptually present in the lyrics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Lexical expression, LOVE, LIFE, DEATH, Ten New Songs, Leonard Cohen
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125400OAI: diva2:967811
Subject / course
Engelska, examensarbete för kandidatexamen
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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