The sign of Grief in the music videos from the album craziest thing happened in my backyard

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Rasyidi, Muhammad Rafly (2022) The sign of Grief in the music videos from the album craziest thing happened in my backyard. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This research focuses on analyzing the sign of grief that appear in the music videos from the album “Craziest Thing Happened in My Backyard.” The researcher conducted this research using semiotic theory by Charles Sanders Peirce, followed by the stages of grief theory composed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. This research aims to explain all of the signs found in the music videos, including their meaning, and the relation between the signs and the stage of grief. The researcher applied a descriptive-qualitative approach in this analysis. The researcher analyzed the images, words, and nonverbal cues that appear in the music videos. In this study, the researcher found 13 signs related to grief from 5 music videos included in the album. There are 3 signs of symbols, rhemes, and dicents, followed by 2 signs of an index, 1 sign of sinsign, and an icon. The interpretation of each sign emphasizes the themes from each music video. The first music video spoke about the insanity of being cheated. The second music video tells about the main character's work hours. The third music video follows it with the theme of obsession. The obsession came from the man's actions in the music video. The fourth music video delivered the theme of reminiscing. The last music video emphasizes the tremendous grief of the man after regretting all of his actions. Besides, the researcher found that the signs were representing the stages of grief. However, only four stages were obtained from the music videos. There are 6 signs of denial, 5 signs of depression, and 1 sign of anger and bargaining. From the findings, it can be concluded that the album tells the story of a man who suffered after being cheated on, losing someone he loved, and failing to accept reality.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Rasyidi, Muhammad Raflyraflyrasyidi22@gmail.comA03218029
Thesis advisorMilal, A. Dzo'
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Semiotics; signs; stages of grief; music video
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Muhammad Rafly Rasyidi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 06:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 06:49

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