STEP 3: Find and Analyze Your Artifact
Find one artifact from your Discourse Community. The artifact might provide information about the DC’s mode of communication, values or goals, specific lexis, etc.
It is preferable if the artifact is a primary source. The artifact should provide information about the Discourse Community or be meaningful to the community.
Examples of artifacts: an interview with a member of the community, a song, a speech, an example of the DCs publications (brochure, newsletter), letters, a poem, a book, biography/ autobiography, a tattoo, memes)
Due Thursday 2/25
|What artifact are you going to choose? WHY are you going to use this artifact?|
|Description of Artifact
What does the artifact look like? Where is it? Why is this artifact important to your DC? How does your DC use the artifact? Describe the artifact and how it is used!
|Genre/ Audience/ Purpose
What is the genre of the artifact?
Who is the intended audience of the artifact?
What is the purpose of the artifact?
Does the artifact contain examples of ethos, pathos or logos? Find it and describe it!
How does the artifact develop credibility?
How does the artifact appeal to the emotions of the members of the DC?
How does the artifact appeal to the logic of the DCs members?
How effective is the message?
What is the voice/ tone of the artifact? (formal, informal, etc)