Photo Friday- English 11 Honors and AP

Each Friday that you meet with me, you will have a “Photo Friday” due. Photo Friday is a visual textual analysis of one of Time magazine’s photos of the week found here:   http://time.com/lightbox/

The goal of any textual analysis is to demonstrate your understanding of how the piece communicates its messages and meanings.
Your one page analysis must include:
1. An introduction in which you briefly summarize the text and state your thesis.
2. A breakdown of the components of the visual text and how they come together to create a message or meaning. These components may include focus, angle, light, color, composition, lines, pattern, texture, figures, scenery, groupings, appeals to emotion, etc.
3. An analysis of the rhetorical situation. Who or what do you think is the audience for, purpose of, and context of this piece of text?
4. Your interpretation of the text. What is the overall meaning or message, and how well does this piece of text convey it? As in any textual analysis, do not merely give a summary.

Please submit via Googledocs.

You can find out more about analyzing visual text by visiting: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/725/01/

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