Art Argument Analysis

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Argument in Art Analysis Worksheet
Name of Advertisement, Art, or Product Poster (if no title is provided, give a descriptive name; for example, “Energizer Batteries"): A little boy crying, words choking him.
Detailed description of design (be sure to include the arrangement of visual elements. Include colors or color scheme; "black and white" and “red white and blue are examples of color scheme. Include the interaction of text with imagery. Does the image appear to be spacious, cramped, busy, simple, etc.; describe in your own terms): There is a gray background, and black words wrapped around a little boy choking him, with abusive and hate words. The colors are very dark which makes it look a bit more serious in my eyes, giving it a deep meaning. The boy makes it sentimental and innocent Detailed analysis of design (refer to text pages 673-687 for examples) The design is to give off a more serious tone and to grab a reader’s attention. This is a piece I don’t think I will ever forget because the way it is set up is genius. It has the crying boy in the middle to attract the audience then the hand of words choking the crying boy to keep the audience’s attention. It truly makes a person sit down and think about how words affect everyone and just like the caption says “Your words have power use them wisely” that quote just sums up the whole photo. Purpose (this is the purpose you believe the author/advertiser had in mind when he/she created the advertisement or work of art – the project may have more than one purpose).

The main purpose of this picture is to bring awareness of verbal abuse and how it affects everyone around you.

Argument Presented in the image
Words affect everyone not just adults, even young children.

Personal Comments on the overall effectiveness or the rhetorical strategies used   
I think that this was a great piece, and the photographer really knew what they were doing when they took this shot.
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