Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature <p><strong>Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature is an academic journal published by the Faculty of Letters, Balikpapan University. It is published twice a year, namely in March and September. The scopes of the topics include but not limited to (1) Literature; (2) Linguistics; (3) Applied Linguistics, and; (4) Cultural Studies. The papers will include research reports that bring new insight into the existing theories, critical review of current theories, and literary review. </strong></p> Faculty of Letters Universitas Balikpapan en-US Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature 2460-464X Metaphor and Simile as Expressions of Emotion Portrayed in the Novel The Devil Wears Prada <p>The research aims to analyze metaphor and simile as the expression of emotion portrayed in the novel The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. The objectives of this research are to identify the tenor of metaphor and the simile within the novel and to analyze metaphor and the simile to express the expression of emotion within the novel. The theory used in this research is the semantic theory by Geoffrey Leech about the figurative language&nbsp; The method used in this research is the qualitative descriptive way. The data contained in this research is divided into primary and secondary data. Primary data is the novel The Devil Wears Prada, and the secondary data are sourced from the articles, journals, e-books, books, and other references related to this research. The researcher found several types of figurative language such as metaphor and simile within the novel. Each of the figurative languages expresses the expression of emotion such as happy emotion, angry emotion, fear emotion, and love emotion. The research shows that metaphor is the most frequent type of figurative language found and the most frequent type of figurative language that expresses the emotion within the novel.</p> Kevin Jie Copyright (c) 2021 Jie Kevin 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 7 1 - March 26 39 Halliday’s Language Metafunction on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” <p>This paper discusses the use of Language Metafunction in the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”. This research aims to identify the ideology of the song as portrayed through the words and actions of the protagonist in this song. This research focused on every single word in the lyric. The study used qualitative and descriptive methods. The data collection was obtained from The data was analyzed by using Language Metafunction theory by Halliday’s Ideational, Interpersonal, and Textual Meaning. The results of the research show that three dominant processes of language can be found are Relational Process, Material Process, and Mental Process; with the last mentioned being the dominant one. Also, by analyzing the lyric, it can be concluded that the ideology of the song is the songwriter believes that all things that happened in the past are in the past.</p> Metekohy Marschall Eirence Copyright (c) 2021 Metekohy Marschall Eirence 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 7 1 - March 40 48 Woman’s Resistance as Seen in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea <p>This paper focuses on the depictions of the mad woman figure in two novels, <em>Jane Eyre</em> by Charlotte Brontë and <em>Wide Sargasso Sea</em> by Jean Rhys. Using comparative literature, both texts are seen in the light of woman’s resistance as depicted by the characters “Bertha Mason” and “Antoinette Cosway” from <em>Jane Eyre</em> and <em>Wide Sargasso Sea</em>, respectively. The novels used in this descriptive study are the primary texts. The findings show how <em>Wide Sargasso Sea</em> shows woman’s resistance when being compared to <em>Jane Eyre</em>, giving the mad woman character a voice on her own and showing an attempt to free herself from the forms of domination she experiences.</p> Anna Anganita Theresia Latumeten Copyright (c) 2021 Anna Anganita Theresia Latumeten 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 7 1 - March 1 9 Komik; Sebentuk Budaya Kreatif Perkembangan Sastra <p><em>The development literature is inseparable from the medium used. Human creativity to package his work, in this case with regard to literature is a form of culture that also will not come off with the medium. One of the media used to pack the literary work is a visual medium. Furthermore, the literature is termed as "visual literature". Visual Literature is literature, particularly stories that poured into visual images. Examples of visual literature in Indonesia can be seen starting megalithic era until modern times that temple reliefs, Wayang Beber, up to the comic. Through visualization, particularly in the form of comic literature is packed using the language of images at once the language of text that can imitate the sound or motion that is not possible as long as written. Images are further highlight certain symbols also have a purpose that facilitates the reader's understanding of the various parties, groups, and levels.</em></p> Ulum Janah Copyright (c) 2021 Ulum Janah 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 7 1 - March 10 16 Revealing Women’s Suffering through Displacing Meaning in William Blake’s Poems <p>This thesis explores the displacing meaning to reveal women’s suffering in William Blake’s poems such as: “The Sick Rose”, “Earth’s Answer”, “My Pretty Rose Tree”, “London” and “Ah Sunflower”. There are two objectives of this research, they are to find the types of displacing and to find the displacing meaning to reveal women’s suffering. The theory used in this research is the semiotic analysis using Riffaterre’s theory of displacing meaning caused by metaphor and metonymy in the form of personification, simile, and synecdoche in his book Semiotics of Poetry. The methodology employed is qualitative research in which the researcher tried to present the issues descriptively. As for the data, they were collected from the displacing meaning. The poems were taken out as the primary data. The results of the research, the researcher found that the types of displacing meaning in thematic William Blake’s poem caused by metaphor, metonymy, personification, synecdoche, and the displacing meaning reveal women’s suffering in the form of mental and physical suffering which includes sadness, disgust, selfishness, restraints, jealousy, fear, abuse, violence, unsound, evil, death, poverty, and disease.</p> Andi Ramadhan Wahyuni Wahyuni Jepri Jepri Copyright (c) 2021 Ramadhan Andi, Wahyuni Wahyuni, Jepri Jepri 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 7 1 - March 17 25