Blog 21 - Occupy This . . .

Down With Evil Corporations


As we study visual appeals, you will need to know a couple important literary terms:

  • Irony - Situation doesn’t match tone (a mechanic's car doesn't work)
  • Satire - Cultural hyperbole/litotes to expose inconsitencies (a mechanic pushes his car to work)
  • Parody - Mimicking style or techniques of a genre (a guy runs his insurance agency like an auto shop)
  • Inflation - Real life situation blown out of proportion (mechanic fights with guys in shop over who won't fix his car)


Assignment: 

     Look at the picture above.  

     Complete Device 30 Section (Anaphora/Epistrophe/Symbloce) - - underline the portion in your paragraph that uses the device.

     Write a response to the two prompts below.  

                   -- In the first, use first-person invective (name calling rant) incorporating Anaphora .

                   -- In the second, use a third-person inflation incorporating Epistrophe

Prompt:

  1. Finish the following statement: "They never take us seriously . . ." (perspective of the OWS crowd)
  2. Finish the following statement: "What a bunch of hypocrites . . ." (perspective of cameraman)











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