Paper short abstract:
An analysis of metaphorical expression in two selected Biaknese song lyrics by Arnold Ap and Sam Kapisa, two legendary folksong singers of West Papua.
Paper long abstract:
This research attempts at analyzing metaphorical expression in two selected Biaknese song lyrics by Arnold Ap and Sam Kapisa, two legendary folksong singers of West Papua, using hidden transcript theory by James Scott. In avoiding direct retaliation from the ruling tyrant somehow some people would employ safer way in making criticism. This form of passive and peaceful resistance is disguised and veiled through witty symbolism and linguistic trick such as metaphorical expression, euphemism, and anonimity. Therefore, in order to understand and unveil the intended message behind those disguises, one has to make a careful reading. This can be done using cognitive poetic analysis. It is a way to get better understanding upon human creativity and artistic in transfering semantic knowledge and transforming human perception. Furthermore, to have a good understanding of hidden transcript in Ap and Kapisa's lyrics can be a window into which readers can see the worldview of the singers who represent their fellow brothers and sisters in West Papua.
Surviving entanglements in West Papua [Combined format]