TYPES OF PROCESSES FOUND IN ERNEST HEMINGWAY‟S A DAY’S WAIT: A TRANSITIVITY ANALYSIS

Ria Rizki Amalia, Pasca Kalisa

Abstract


This study was aimed to find out the types of processes found in literary work, the most frequently used types of processes in the story, and the factors that influence Ernest Hemingway‘s style of writing. The object of this study was short story written by Ernest Hemingway entitled A Day‟s Wait published in 1933 short story collection Winner Take Nothing by Ernest Hemingway about a nine-year-old boy who is sick during a cold winter. The study was a descriptive qualitative study focusing on functional grammar, mainly on ideational meaning. The data were taken in the form of phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and dialogues from the story and analysed by applying transitivity analysis, especially identifying the types of processes found in the short story. The processes found in the short story were material process, behavioural process, mental process, verbal process, relational process, existential process and meteorological process. The most frequently used process was material process. The material process was expressed in the form of narration. However, other types of processes mentioned mostly were found in the form of dialogues.

Keywords


functional grammar, transitivity analysis, ideational meaning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15294/utns.v0i0.577

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