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Analytic Terms in Popular Culture

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Alliteration: The quote "Don't do drugs" comes from the National Drug Association This alliteration emphasizes the 'd' sound at the beginning of all of the words in the advertisement "Don't Do [and] Drugs!" Analysis: In this advertisement, the National Association of Drugs stresses the relation between the words don't, do and drugs by emphasizing the 'd' sound at the beginning of each word. They want to emphasize Don't and Drugs to show people that you shouldn't take drugs. This alliteration sends a strong message to children and adults alike through its simplicity and efficiency. Imagery Ex/Just Go Lyrics: Jesse Mccartney "Your eyes are ice cold blue/A mirror of the heart inside of you" Explanation: Our attention is drawn to sight by the imagery Analysis: The singer is emphasizing the eyes of a former lover. Without reading or listening to the rest of the lyrics one will think that he does not like this person because if he did he would not describe her eyes as being "ice cold". ...read more.


Analysis/ Dr. Seuss makes his story "The Sneetches" have an end rhyme that is used for every two lines. This rhyme allows children (his main audience) to understand the main points of the plot easier and to make it easier for them to read, even if he must make up words that are not in the English dictionary. So in the example I have given the words stars and thars rhyme to send the children the message that the Sneetches were different because of the stars on their bellies. To explain this further, to make it clear to the children the words small and all rhyme to make it clear that even though we don't think of it as much of a big deal the Sneetches think that the stars mark where you are in society. Throughout the whole story the rhyme scheme is consistent, making it easy for the children to understand. ...read more.


So, comparing the Cullen family with a movie must mean that the family is extraordinary beautiful and more significant that the other students. Perspective Ex/Incantation "Marronos," I said. "Pigs." My grandmother looked as though she wanted to slap me, but she didn't. It was the truth after all that's what they called us"(Hoffman, 77). Explanation/ The perspective of this story is first person. The narrator of the book is a young girl who is Jewish but pretends to be Christian. The book is set in Spain during the Inquisition. Analysis/ The young girl that narrates this book is Jewish who pretends to be a Christian so her family and herself do not need to escape from Spain. When she discovers that she is not really Christian but Jewish she realizes that she must be more careful than ever as she sees how other people, like her, are treated by society. From this perspective we are able to see the affects of the Inquisition through the eyes of the victims. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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