Working in four teams (Logos, Ethos, Pathos, and Kairos), review your term in Issue One of Understanding Rhetoric and address its role in Frank O’Hara’s “The Day Lady Died.”
Each group will present its findings to the class.
Following our discussion of the ways the terms allow us to interpret the poem in new ways, synthesize your findings, composing a written response analyzing the role of logos, ethos, pathos, or kairos in the poem, examining at least one word or phrase from it as you do so.
In Class: Monday, January 28
As you learned in the introduction to Understanding Rhetoric, comics make meaning visually by combining words and text. Memes work in a similar, and often humorous, way. You will make a meme to teach your classmates about one aspect of the syllabus, such as when assignments are due, what discussion board postings involve, when one should go to the writing center, what constitutes plagiarism, when using phones or devices is class is appropriate, what class participation involves, or how many absences one is permitted. Make sure your meme is appropriate for an academic audience (G-Rated).
You can use any application you would like to make your meme, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Snapchat, or Instagram, and saving your image (perhaps as a screenshot) to upload. Jing is a useful application for taking screenshots on a computer, for instance of a combination of texts and an image in Microsoft Word.
Some other tools include:
When you have finished, email your meme to the instructor. We will discuss your responses.
Adapted from an assignment by Andee Krafft.
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