Why do you want that drawing/picture to be that size?

A visual argument is an argument that mostly relies on visuals [photographs, drawings, collages, objects, etc.] to prove an argument. You may use some text in your visual argument, but you should attempt to prove your argument with visuals.
Create an 8 1/2 x 11″ advertisement.
Use Word or PowerPoint to insert and arrange images (and some text).
Decorate your advertisement however you wish, as long as all objects, pictures, etc. work to prove your argument, and are not there simply for decoration.
Your ad should not just be about your topic in general but should argue a position or side about your topic.
Make sure to also consider the rhetorical elements of visual argument that we have learned about this week while you are designing your own visual argument:
Have fun with this assignment, and be as abstract [symbolism, metaphor] or as concrete [pictures depicting events that deal directly with your topic] as you’d like.
Make sure that you have a reason behind every choice you make; everything you include in your advertisement must work to prove your argument.
Things to Keep in Mind:
Use text only when necessary. The point of this assignment is to work to make an argument using visuals.
Think about how you can use visuals to your advantage [What can you “say” with visuals that you cannot say with text?].
Think through ALL choices:
Why are you using that color?
Why are you placing that object there?
Why do you want that drawing/picture to be that size?
Do you feel that using some text is necessary?
Why? Etc.

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