Semester of Creation

2-1-2024

Submission Type

Article

Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number

ENGL1101

Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

An Atlanta anthem is a work of art created to explain, visualize, or celebrate what goes on in the city of Atlanta. Atlanta anthems can be in the form of a song, drawing, graphic, video, etc. Atlanta anthems often convey their message by showing the lifestyles, activities, and common traditions of the average Atlanta native. Prime examples of Atlanta anthems are the song “Welcome to Atlanta” by Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris, the music video “A-Town” by Lil Baby and Marlo, and the Culture album cover by Migos.

Description of Assignment

“The Genres of Your Home Rhetorical Analysis”: The purpose of rhetoric is to communicate a message. Students were asked to consider how they navigated in their community: where they went and what messages they absorbed? What genre was most common in their day-to-day moving throughout the world: Signs, Social Media Posts, TikTok Videos, Songs, Texts, Phone Calls, Emails, etc. They were asked to narrow that genre to a more specific category of genre: For example: Not just TikTok videos, but CleanTok videos. They were asked to pick something they encountered daily instead of what they actively sought. The goal was for students to observe something outside of their room or their phone.

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