Blog Prompt #9: Audio analysis

After you listen to all of the listening assignments for tomorrow (see syllabus!), then please write a careful rhetorical and compositional analysis of This American Life–Superpowers! or “Lament for Joe Hall.” For example: What do you notice about how it is put together? How does it draw upon the distinct affordances of sound as a mode of storytelling? Can you talk about it’s affect and effect on the audience (you)? Does it make you feel or experience particular emotions? What will you take away from this piece as you begin your own work in audio? Be sure to point to specific moments in the podcast to illustrate your ideas.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

dr. c


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