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Analogy Assignment January 26, 2009

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For your next assignment you are going to create an analogy for one or more of the following stories (audio) from NPR’s This American life:

18: Liars (11.01.2002) http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=18

396: #1 Party School (10.18.1999) http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1330

Bring in at least six different sketches, on separate sheets of paper, not in your sketchbook, either Horz. or vertical (base it on 8 X 10) . Each of these audio episodes contains a few stories so either pick one story or the overall theme. Your finish will be in color.

I would like you to write notes. What is this story really about? Create a list of adjectives to describe characters and themes in the story. Some questions to ask yourself to get started:

  • Try sketching using the 3 different types of analogies we talked about in class; logical analogy, affective analogy and a paradoxical analogy.
  • If this story involved animals what kind of animals would they be?
  • As a machine/object what kind would it be? A fairy tale /fable?
  • Look at something totally unrelated and force yourself to have it conform to your story like the xerox sheets we did in class.
  • As you’re sketching be aware of clichés. Can they be avoided?  If you’re thinking about using a cliché is there a twist you can add to it?

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