BEFORE YOU ENTER CLASS:
- FE #2 will be due by 11:59pm tonight.
- Family Challenges: Verbs, Parts of Speech & Ballard
- Finish Costal Keys
- Finish Reading lecture
How to Evaluate a Document for Quality:
- Are opinions adequately supported? Choose one opinion and show how the author supports it.
- Are facts verifiable? Give one example of a fact in the article of a verified fact.
- Is material out dated? If so, provide an example.
- Is the author credible? How do you know?
- Are sources cited? If so, what are they?
- Is the reasoning logical? Is it free of fallacy?
Blog Post #4:
Watch the videos included below from Cage the Elephant & Modest Mouse (respectively). See how the videos’ directors (Issac Rentz & Chris Milk) uses visual language to communicate theme. In many ways, “visual rhetoric” works the same as “compositional rhetoric.”
Choose one of the two videos to work with. Or, choose a common element found in each and consider both as comparison/contrast.
First, begin by analyzing the theme or central idea of the piece. How is this communicated in both broad and subtle ways? How, specifically, is metaphor used? How do the visuals work with the song itself (lyrics available online). Consider an “exemplary moment” and “horizon of expectation.”
Use direct reference to either the song or visuals in the video. APA citations for the videos are provided for you below the videos. No other sources are required for this assignment, but if you are welcome to use one, just would like to use one, be sure to cite and attribute.
Rentz, Issac. [CageTheElephantVEVO]. (2011, January 20). Shake Me Down. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/v27TRan1SBI
Milk, Chris. [ModestMouseVEVO]. (2009, October 3). Ocean Breathes Salty. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/TPhnOKmhbBw