Day 8 of Spring Break – IMAGERY QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Answer in comments below for feedback.

Show how the writer uses imagery in this paragraph to support the points he is making about Twitter in general and the media in general. (4)

Twitter is the latest social networking craze to have conquered the ageing mainstream media, and using it is like sending out a universal text message to the whole planet. For many, this orgy of technology-enhanced wittering is simply something that we indulge in during our spare time, but it’s not without its uses. It’s coming of age is generally dated to the Mumbai terror attacks at the end of November, when minute-by-minute updates of the unfolding chaos zipped around the world from eye-witnesses armed with Twitter on their laptops and mobile phones. It was given another fillip on the geopolitical stage in January, when the Israeli Government use Twitter to snipe at the mainstream media and get across its reasons for invading Gaza.

Imagery can be tricky…remind yourself how to answer using the ‘just as…so too’ method by reading the following worked example:

“He fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup.”

How effective do you find this description of the falling man? (2A)
1) Just as a paper bag filled with vegetable soup (= root image)
2) would hit the ground with a tremendous splat, leaving a terrible mess behind (=analysis),
3) so too would the man after falling 12 stories onto a pavement creating a visually disgusting but powerful image for the reader. (= answer to the question)

2 thoughts on “Day 8 of Spring Break – IMAGERY QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

  1. Im trying that one again!
    Just as being armed is using a weapon for offensive and defensive means, so too can twitter provide this level of protection by recording events and transferring information that could save your life and the lives of others.

  2. Technique -Imagery personification
    Coming of age
    Just as coming of age signifies a significant step in maturity, so too does twitter emerge from being a child’s past time to a serious contender relaying important world issues thus making it the most important social media platform around.

    Technique – imagery – metaphor
    eye witnesses armed with twitter
    Just as being armed is being protected from a challenging environment so too is twitter protecting the people by capturing and transferring information that could save lives.

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