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The Onion’s MagnaSoles – Rhetorical Analysis

The Onion’s satirical article, “Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms Of Pseudoscience”, uses several rhetorical devices to campaign its innovative, revolutionary product: MagnaSoles shoe inserts. Using the fictional MagnaSoles as a model, the article humorously mocks the strategies used by companies to market products to attract its susceptible customers. Using an exaggerated or sarcastic tone…

Art Review: Terms & Definitions

Elements – colour, texture, shape/form, line, space, value/tone. Principles – repetition, radial balance, rhythm, movement, contrast, unity/harmony, proportion, variety, asymmetrical balance, symmetrical balance, Texture – refers to the look or feel of a surface. Contrast/Emphasis – differences between elements (size, colour, shape). Unity/Harmony – similarities between at least one of the elements. Line – begins…

Comparative Film Analysis: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner & Guess Who

They say “love conquers all”, but when the couple in love have two different racial backgrounds, that’s when the trouble starts. In 1967, racial prejudice was prominently significant, but Director Stanley Kramer wanted to address the problem head on. In his movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” the issues of racism, prejudice and interracial marriage…