How we perceive images and how those images persuade us

How we perceive images and how those images persuade us

Visual literacy essay (any image)

Visual Rhetoric: how we perceive images and how those images persuade us (how we are persuaded by the things we see)

Visual Literacy: the ability to recognize and understand ideas conveyed through visible actions or images (as pictures)

PROMPT: Write a visual analysis of at least 1 1/2-2 full typed pages about an image of your choosing. In addition to statues and memorials, think about charts or graphs, superheroes, graphic novel characters, paintings, buildings, political cartoons, and movie scenes. You must have 2 outside resources. In your essay, you must accomplish the following in order to receive full credit for the visual interpretation component of the assignment.

Description: Describe the physical image comprehensively demonstrating a full understanding of significant elements of the image.

Explanation: Provide a well-developed explanation of the meaning or purpose of the image, fully supported by the evidence within the image.

Consequences & Implications: Presents a detailed, sophisticated discussion of consequences and/or implications of the visual image’s meaning.

Context of and Purpose for Writing: Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose of a visual analysis.

Content Development: Use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the idea of visual analysis.

Genre and Disciplinary Conventions: Properly format and organize the essay in MLA style.

Sources and Evidence: Incorporate at least two citations in each paragraph from at least two library database sources.

Control of Syntax and Mechanics: Use graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, making almost no errors.


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The Statute of Liberty is one of the well- known historical monuments in the world. About four million visitors find their way to New York Harbor every year to have a glance of the greatest works of its time. Probably, most of the tourists who come to view the Statute of Liberty do not understand the meaning…………………..


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