3/28: Visual Rhetoric

Uncle Sam, an old man dressed in a blue coat wearing a white hat, points at the viewer.  Below in capital letters says

Uncle Sam US Army Recruiting Poster

How can images be persuasive?  Our reading and discussion today will help us transfer the rhetorical analysis we’ve done of text to images themselves.  Although our primary assignment will be to create an infographic, you might also want to consider these elements of composition for photography and the creation of photoessays.

To prepare for class, please read:

  • Kevin LaGrandeur’s essay “Digital Images and Classic Persuasion” (in ELMS)

Don’t forget to turn in the final draft of the podcast by 5 PM!

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