It all begins with a good message (how to find (background (author (who…
It all begins with a good message
what is the impact of the media on an individual (you)?
is there a take away?
what is the impact of the media to the audience?
what is the author's purpose in creating this message?
why is it important?
how to find
The message of media is the thesis. The author's main point is the thesis. Because media isn't necessarily an article or an essay, the thesis can be placed where ever the author feels like it belongs.
repetition is a good way of drawing the eye to a topic and the message. Looking at the repetition within media can reveal what the message is.
Example: In the poem "Mother to Son" is the repetition of "An life for me ain't been no crystal stair"
rhyme can play a crucial role in locating the message within media. Rhyme is pleasing to the ears and can attract people's attention.
rhyming patterns within poetry:
who was the author?
what is their perspective?
their opinion on the topic?
what was the economy during the time the text was written?
what is the culture around the time and place the text was created?
what time setting did this text take place in?
when looking for a message, an important aspect to look for is the imagery used within the media. Examples of imagery include:
who is the audience this message is being directed at?
why was this the target audience?
what will this message change?
what is the impact of the message?
Other factors that contribute to making the message stand out in media
delivery is the way the audience perceives the message. Messages can loose their message if the delivery is not executed correctly.
While delivery is very important, if there was a beautiful delivery but no message to accompany it, what's the point of the delivery? The message is therefor the heart and soul of a good text