Analyzing Multimodal Arguments

Lesson 2 Forum

Analyzing Multimodal Arguments As your textbook editor notes, “Many images are subtly and elaborately persuasive, and you can learn to recognize, analyze, and evaluate them as arguments, just as you would print materials.”  For this forum, please review the “Steps for Reading Multimodal Argument” on page 10 and then select ONE of the following images to analyze: Figure 1.1 or 1.2  (pages 8-9) or Image 1 (page 30). After viewing each image and reading the context/commentary provided, try to answer one or more of the following questions:  What is the issue?  How would you state the claim (the point of view on the issue that is communicated by the arguer)?  What reasons and evidence are given to support the position?  What makes the image