Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rhetoric And Tropes Examples

  • antithesis
  • hyperbole
  • irony
  • metaphor
  • metonymy
  • parody
  • personification
  • pun
  • synedoche
    Pun
     Hyperbole
     Hyperbole



     Metaphor


     Personification



      Metonymy
















World War I Exhibition Response

The World War I exhibition was pretty nice and clean. The actual artifacts weren't too exciting, but what I really was drawn to was the interactive informational set up they had. It was very interesting and fun. Making your your own war poster was enlightening and gives you a better insight to the modes of persuasion they used to get the people to feel a certain way during the war. The war posters were highly persuasive and were very crude and unrealistic. It was a bunch of scenarios that would completely scare the people into doing what they wanted. Very smart for the government to use pathos to play with the peoples emotions and fear. Fear is a powerful emotion and can make someone in fear do almost anything to get out of a situation.

Examples of Modes of Persuasion


Pathos: This image tugs with emotions dealing with the war to get the people to invest in war bonds


This is both Pathos and Ethos where they use puppies as an emotional factor and they also use the rapper Waka Flocka as a spokesperson to appeal to a certain audience.
Logos: An informational persuasion. They use the appeal of high cholesterol and say that this will lower it



Ethos: Balmain uses two very popular icons in the hip hop and entertainment industry to get the appeal of a certain audience. 

Identifying Rhetoric Definitions

Ethos: Convincing a viewer using ethical appeal. ­­Use of figures that are both likable and credible

 Pathos: Using emotional appeal to convince a viewer. Language persuades by provoking an emotional response from the audience


 Logos: Using logic and reason to convince a viewer. The strongest of the three modes of persuasion, logos uses true facts to argue and persuade.


 Extrinsic Ethos: Using the reputation of the author to persuade.


 Intrinsic Ethos: An impression created by the text itself; appealing text that persuades.


 Rhetoric:  Effective speech, writing, or design using figures of speech and other compositional methods.


 Antithesis: Using two contradictory elements together to communicate opposing ideas.


 Hyperbole: Wildly exaggerating to emphasize an idea.


 Irony: Juxtaposing opposing ideas and imagery for a humorous effect. ­­­­


 Metaphor: Implying that two unrelated things are correlated or similar. Metaphor provides connotation for two dissimilar things to explain a concept.


 Metonymy: When a concept is not called by its formal name, but by something associated with that thing. One sign is substituted for another thing, something people understand because of its connotations.


 Parody: Imitation for the purpose of humor or comedy.


 Personification: Giving inanimate objects or animals human characteristics.


 Pun: A phrase that has multiple meanings, making a joke out of similar sounding words or images.


 Synecdoche: Using a part to represent a whole. The viewer must fill in the gaps and therefore interacts with text or image.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Train Poster Finals


Here is my qualitative poster. I wanted to focus on the feeling of New Orleans. Combining the jazz and art nature. I also wanted to invoke the feeling of the 20's with a new age twist. This piece was a lot of fun for me and I enjoyed playing with the ideas of New Orleans.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Part B: Making Meaning

Relay with Image
The background gives the icon the placement of being underwater adding more to the story. 

Anchor with Type
The words "You So Sweet" solidifies the honey that she's eating

Relay with Type
The words Skittles and Taste the Rainbow changes the context of the image and gives the viewer a different story than originally  intended. 

Anchor with Type
The words Warning solidifies that the green liquid in the container is toxic.  
Anchor with Image
The flowers resembling puzzles enhances the already puzzled themed image.




The original image has the connotation of seductive, sweet. The denotation is a woman eating a jar of honey.