The House On Hope Street Analysis

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THE TRANSITIVITY VERB IN THE NOVEL THE HOUSE ON HOPE

STREET
I. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study

As a form of literary works and the result of a creative work, is essentially a media that

utilize the language to express about human life. Therefore, a literary work, in general,

contains about issues surrounding human life. The novel is one form of a literary work. The

novel is a fictional story in writing or words and have an element of intrinsic and extrinsic. A

novel is usually tells about the life of human interaction with the environment and each other.

In a novel, the author tried as much as possible to direct the reader to the images of the reality

of life through the stories contained in the novel.

The verb is a word
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Mode Realis Irrealis

H. Agency A high in potency A low in potency

I. Affectedness O totally affected O not affected

J. Individuation O highly individuated O not individuated

IV. RESULT AND DISCUSSION

In this chapter, the verb transitivity found in the novel The House On Hope Street will be

analyzed based on the type and the parameter of the verb in the story.

4.1 STATE VERB

Data 1 : You forgot the chocolate chips.

Agent Patient

The verb forget in this sentence is transitive verb because consist of two participants.

Pronoun you as the subject or agent who perform the action that shown by the verb. In terms

of kinesis, the verb forget shows a certain state or condition of the verb. Since the verb is

forget means the agent is unconcious to perform state. It cannot affect a transferal action, so

you is low in agency.

The word forget is a durative verb, it is a as non-punctual. The meaning is that an event

is (or was) going on over a period of time. The volitionality point of view, it is considered

non-vilitional. Because the agent acts unpurposely. The action is still progress of occuring.

Therefore, the verb forgot is atelic and realis.

No. Parameters High Index Low Index

1. Participants Participants 2
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