Therese Marie Villarante Select Songs: A Textual Analysis on Cultural Influences of Cebu
Keywords:cultural influences, figures of speech, songs, symbols, themes
This study investigates the cultural influences of Cebu in the select songs of Therese Marie Villarante, which specifically delves into the figures of speech, symbols, and themes. The data which supports the study is obtained using three literary theories, namely New Historicism Literary Theory by Stephen Jay Greenblatt, as the primary theory, which mainly relates to the historical culture of Cebu found in the lyrics of the songs, Laurence Dollins Perrine’s Figurative Language Theory, and Ferdinand de Saussure's Structuralist Literary Theory as the supporting lens to find latent connections between lyrics of the selects songs towards Cebu’s cultural influences. Moreover, this study is qualitative in form, using discourse analysis as the method to analyze the literary work arduously. In conclusion, Therese Marie Villarante’s selected songs have cultural influences on Cebu. Furthermore, in the recommendation, the following are prescribed to future literary researchers, pursuers, and enthusiasts; to conduct an extensive exploration of figures of speech to find out the cultural influences; to dig out the cultural influences in symbols by the use of the inquiry method; to conduct an in-depth investigation in themes that should be paired with values to reveal additional cultural influences.
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