Interpersonal Meaning Analysis of Taylor Swift’s Song “Anti-Hero”

  • Yonarius Widyo Putra Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar
  • I Gusti Ayu Mahatma Agung Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar


Song is a work of art created by humans and used for entertainment or a means to express and reveal the contents of the heart. By using songs, many people try to say something or convey a message to someone from the bottom of their hearts. The purpose of this research is to find out the interpersonal meaning of Taylor Swift’s Song “Anti-Hero”. This research applied a qualitative method to analyze 15 lyrics of the “Anti-Hero” song. This research is based on the theory of interpersonal meaning proposed by Halliday. The result showed that the song “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift used interpersonal meaning elements of Mood and Residue in the lyrics. Therefore, it can be concluded that the song “Anti-Hero” used interpersonal meaning to explain the meaning of the song to the listeners to show the feelings, emotions, and ideas of the songwriter. This helped the songwriter in creating a more meaningful connection between the music and the listeners.


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How to Cite
PUTRA, Yonarius Widyo; AGUNG, I Gusti Ayu Mahatma. Interpersonal Meaning Analysis of Taylor Swift’s Song “Anti-Hero”. J-Lalite: Journal of English Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 83-96, dec. 2023. ISSN 2723-357X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 june 2024. doi: