Friday, 13 June 2014

Question 1,2 and 3

1) Explain two ways the extract fits the genre of lifestyle magazine.
    Use examples from the extract.
A) Direct address and the other is a celebrity that has been used on the front cover. These two conventions have been used get the reader feel more involved. Direct address males you feel like the magazine is speaking to you and asking you questions. If the celebrity was not looking straight at you, it would not make you feel like the magazine appeals to you.

2) Explain how each of the following is used in the extract to create effect: 

  • Layout 
  • Typography 
  • Colour 
  • Language 
A)  The layout of the magazine is like this so that the main image stands out and makes you want to read the magazine. The main cover line is 'summer's here' it is written in bold because it is telling you something. 
       The typography of the magazine is sans serif to make the text stand out and catch the readers eye so that it makes you want to read the magazine. The text near the bottom of the page is serif to make it look fancy. This is a stereotype aimed at women. On the magazine most of the cover lines are bold these are bold so they stand out and make the reader get interested. 
        The colour of the magazine headline is pink so that it stands out from the rest of the page because the other colours on the page are black or white. the background is a grey colour so that the writing and image stand out more from the rest of the page. The main cover line is black so that it stands out. 
 3) Discuss how people and lifestyles are represented in the extract. 
     Refer to stereotypes in your answer
     use examples from the extract 
A) The are not many issues with the representation of the magazine. She is not wearing any tight clothing or anything that would represent them in a sexual way. The way she is looking on the magazine is a little promiscuous. Some of the headlines may be considered promiscuous. One of the headlines talks about marriages. This represents females in a negative way because these type of magazines don't normally have much variety in subject.