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Project #1

Rhetorical Analysis= (3 pages)


In our increasingly visual world, it is important to understand how visual texts do rhetorical work. Just like written texts, visual texts make arguments aimed at particular audiences. The images we engage with on a daily basis(commercials on television, billboards on the side of the freeway, advertisements on social media, etc.) are made up of a series of visual rhetorical strategies tailored to specific groups of people to garner desired responses. Analyzing a visual text involves many of the same procedures as analyzing a written text: specific elements and details of the visual text are closely examined in order to determine meaning and effectiveness.

For this first essay, you will choose a visual text on your own that you think makes an argument and targets a specific audiencethis can be a still image, like a picture or poster, or it can be a video, like a commercial, public service announcement, or music video. Once you’ve chosen your text, you will perform a visual analysis, focusing on how this text uses imagery to make a specific argument and whether or not you think this text will successfully persuade its intended audience.

Your introduction should introduce the text you chose to analyze. Make sure to discuss the rhetorical situation: who created this visual text, when it was created, who the intended audience is,the purpose, the genre, and why these elements might be important.Develop a thesis statement about the argument the text is making that you can supporting the body paragraphs of your essay.

Your body paragraphs should closely analyze this visual text, focusing on how you see it proving the thesis you laid out in your introduction. In this section, you should break the text down and examine it closely. Identify at least two claims the text is making and any evidence to support those claims, at least two rhetorical strategies with an analysis of how they are functioning within the text, any appeals, and lastly any assumptions you believe the text is making. Please refer to the resources on Canvas for clarification.

In your analysis, detail how each of these elements help to prove your thesis statement.

Your conclusion should be evaluative to a degree. Did the text will successfully persuade its intended audience. To what degree were you able to prove your thesis? This is also a place to explain and evaluate your own reasoning.

Requirements:MLA format.

this requires: Times New Roman size 12 font, double spacing, 1 inch margins, appropriate heading and page numbers, correct intext citations, and a Works Cited page.

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