Moleskine Markting Text, Part 3: Images

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Part 3

While you worked as a group on your description and stylistics analysis of the Moleskine text, I'd like you to work individually on this final part. You can, of course, confer, but I'd like each of you to select images and write commentary. Start a new page for this part of the project. Go to your wikiname page, get into the edit mode, and start a page title MoleskineImages- followed by your initials.

Longaker notes that style and delivery applies not only to written text but to visual texts as well: images, drawings, graphs, photographs can be analyzed using the rhetorical terms we've been working with, and, just as significantly, images can function as an illustration or a trope in relation to the text (pp 167-169)

Starting with what your group has determined about the style of this text, use google to locate two images to accompany the main Moleskine text:

Both images should suit the method of delivery: the foldout.

For instance, if your analysis determined that the text was in a grand style, packed with tropes and periodic sentences, formal diction, but appropriate to the context, then you'll be looking to an image that has the same stylistic features but that also stands in a clear relation to the text. Illustrates it in some way, perhaps. Or stands as a metaphor or a metonymy in relation to it. The other image would, then, confound or compete stylistically with the grand style and the appropriateness.

Then, below each image, draft two paragraphs or so in which you describe the image and explain, using terms of style, how the one image stylistically relates to the text. Do the same for the other image, working with how it competes stylistically with the text.

How to proceed

Go to Google, search for moleskine, and the click on the images link in the left sidebar. Click on an image - and when it starts to load, you'll see a link to the full-size image in the right sidebar. Click on that link and the image will appear on an otherwise empty page. Copy the url on that page and either embed it in your page, or just paste the url into the page.

You don't have to use images from a Google search for moleskine. Try other search terms, or go to other sites and dig around, Find the images in any way you wish.

To embed the image in a page, copy the code below and paste it into your page where you want the image to appear. Then copy and paste the url to the image between the quotation marks.
{{image url="paste the url of the image ending in .jpg here"}}


Here's what you get:
 (image: http://urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/the_blog/images/2008/01/30/moleskine_1987_7856135.jpg)

If that doesn't work for you, just copy and paste in the raw url to the image. That will create a link to the image.

http://urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/the_blog/images/2008/01/30/moleskine_1987_7856135.jpg

Again, each person in the group should select their two images and write their commentary. Again, use the stylistic terminology we've been using for the project, drawing on Longaker, chap 5.


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