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Visual Rhetoric

I used this image to illustrate the concept of visual rhetoric in the Harold & Deluca text about violent images and the case of Emmet Till. Though is not directly related to this topic, this composition can explain how images can help raise awareness through the abstract concept they represent. In this case, the woman’s face disfigured and the spot, symbolizes the abuse and the need to stop this behavior of violence towards women.


I'm from the Dominican Republic and did my BA in Communications. I like creative writing, blogging, reading poetry and playing guitar in my spare time. Also I like to spent time volunteering and promoting social causes. I love to travel and Im fascinated about anthropology and anything that has to do with people's behavior. I am currently studying the MS in Communication and Media Technologies and hope to be done in summer of next year.



Good post! This message is more powerful because of the image, don’t you think? The words alone certainly wouldn’t have the same impact as it does with the picture of the woman’s face together.


this is a good example of how violent imagery can raise awareness. but the colors kind of dampen the seriousness of the issue. maybe some darker colors would match better. I dont know

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