Sunday, 13 April 2014

Easter Homework - Magazine practice questions

1a) First of all you have used a variety of direct address, such as the use of personal pronouns like "your". This makes the reader/audience feel in touch with the magazine and as though the magazine is aimed towards them. This is used to grab the readers attention, therefore they are more likely to buy the magazin as they will want to know more about what they can do with the information provided in the article. Also on the front cover a celebrity has been used for the main image. This gives the audience that could be interested in this celebrity more purpose into why they would buy it. As well it may give the audience a idea of what the magazine is about. Using a celebrity is aspirational as they could be readers idol therefore they would want to read it.

2) I think this cover is symetrical because it has a clear layout. Down the bottom is states the genres involved in the magazine and on the right has a few cover lines. On the left it has its main cover line and above that has its title. This makes it clear for the audience to see what will be inside the magazine rather than it being muddled around in no order.

There is a variety of sans serif and serif font used. Such as the name of the magazine is serif font whereas the genres down the bottom are sans serif. I think they have used a mixture of sans serif and serif to balance. To balance that the magazine is elegant but also formal.

First of all in bold serif and sans serif font an imperitive is used, "your party dress code". This command is telling you what you must wear and informs you of what the latest fashion would be at the party. Also a variety of alliteration is used such as "points, prison" and "gift guide".

3) As one of the cover lines it advises you to wear "sexy low-key" dresses. To some this could be pressure to act and dress more sexualy promiscuous. Many women are criticized for wearing dresses like this therefore the magazine could be giving of a bad message by adding this as a cover line.  

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