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Complete a Critical Annotation of a photo essay. Choose one of the photo essay’s listed just below, and complete the critical annotation grid for that photo essay.Note: You will primarily be analyzing the photos and their captions, but you are welcome to refer to the text that appears below the photo essays on its website. (One photo essay has a short article that goes with it; the others have a poem and an interview, respectively.)
“I Couldn’t Just Sit and Watch.” New York Protests
We Traveled the Length of the Border
Coronavirus on College Campuses
“This Town Aint Big Enough…” Brookhaven Student Photo Essay “This Town Aint Big Enough…” Brookhaven Student Photo Essay – Alternative Formats
Father’s Day at Nursing Home Amid COVID
CRITICAL ANNOTATION GRID for a Photo Essay This assignment is difficult. In order to complete this grid with confidence, you will need to carefully study Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 9 in our textbook, The Bedford Book of Genres, 2nd ed. It is good practice to attempt to apply a concept only after you’ve made exhaustive efforts to understand the concept, and this analysis asks you to apply some dense (some not-so-dense) concepts. You will likely need to complete this assignment over several hours and perhaps over more than one study session, so give yourself time to wrestle with it and to ask questions and get answers; make sure you address ALL of the elements listed below. Soon, you will have the opportunity to create your own photo essay, so this assignment is essential to your understanding of the rhetorical choices you will have to make and genre conventions you will have to adhere to later on this term. RHETORICAL SITUATION and CHOICES: 1.PURPOSE: What is the composer’s aim with this photo essay? How do you know? Point to specifics in the photo essay to support your response. Type your response here: 2.AUDIENCE: Who is the primary audience for this photo essay? How do you know? Point to specifics in the photo essay to support your response. Who might the secondary audience be? What makes you say that? As always, point to specifics. Type your response here: 3.RHETORICAL APPEALS: For each of the three rhetorical appeals, identify with a specific example how the composer makes the appeal. Type your response here: Logos:
4.MODES and MEDIA: What mode is used here? What medium? Type your response here: GENRE CONVENTIONS: 1.ELEMENTS OF THE GENRE: Address all of the following elements of this genre, and give a specific example to illustrate how the composer adheres to or breaks from each genre element: Persuades readers to sympathize with a point of view or to take a specific action:
Is composed mainly of photos, not mainly of text:
Uses captions to provide context for each photo:
Carefully chooses each image to evoke a specific response in readers:
Tells a story:
Sometimes, a photo essay will include a brief written article, interview, poem, or story to accompany the photo essay; does this photo essay do that? How does it add to the photo essay?
2.STYLE: Address all of the following style elements of this genre, and give a specific example to illustrate how the composer adheres to or breaks from each style element: Detail – the captions give context, but not a lot of detail:
Detail – the images are carefully selected for the relevant details they give readers (close-ups; broad perspectives; intimate details; and so on):
Tone – carefully chosen images that communicate a specific mood:
Tone – humorous, intimate, whimsical, serious, solemn, distant, sentimental, abrasive, etc): 3.DESIGN: Address all of the following design elements of this genre, and give a specific example to illustrate how the composer adheres to or breaks from each design element: Presents a variety of images:
Orders images so that they build emotion, further an argument, or advance a story:
Chooses images that are designed to evoke sympathy in the reader:
4.SOURCES Does the composer use sources? Which ones? Keep in mind that the composer’s own experience can be a source.
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