Widyahening , Ch. Evy Tri (2014) DICTION IN A DRAMA ENTITLED ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. In: International Seminar “Language Maintenance and Shift” IV ISSN; 2088-6799, 18 November 2014, hotel NEO Semarang.


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A literary work is a sign symbol and communication symbol which points the reader to understand that a literary work represents an abstraction of various mechanismsbetween others which is possible to be happened. The major element of literary works is language, either oral or written. Without language, there is no literary work. Languageis a medium in literary works. In literary work, language represents the author or playwrights’ ideas, feelings, and social structure of society. On that account, there is avery wide freedom in using language to interpret the author’s or the playwright’s ideasto the readers or the audience. Language style is a major element in writing literarywork to present the aspect of aesthetics. Diction has a tightly relationship with literaryworks. In diction, the author or the playwright chooses an appropriate word and havethe strength of meaning and contains of aesthetics aspect. Drama is one of literaryworks which contains of diction written by the author or the playwright to describe thecondition of the society or environment, or to represent his or her feelings, opinionsand ideas. In drama, the reader or the audience can enjoy and give opinion, assesmentand also appreciation to the author’s or the playwright’s diction as one of aesthetic literary works that we also can see from Willam Shakespeare’s dramas.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diction, Literary Works, Language, Drama.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:55672
Deposited By:Mr Wahyu Setia Budi
Deposited On:29 Aug 2017 10:37
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