Do a half page on whether you think you have written an effective paper on Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use.” What do you like about your essay? Is there anything you dislike? Why did you choose to write on your subject? What does the story say to you?
p. 2). Signs may refer to images, verbal language, texts, and other media of communication that can symbolize parcels of realities, worldviews, and perceptions (Jensen, 2015). Chandler (2018) further explains that signs play a mediating role in constructing social realities and as such, it is through these signs that perceptions and realities are expressed. On the other hand, discourse analysis deals with language-in-use or how “meaning is constructed and interpreted” in different settings through the written and spoken language (Bhatia, Flowerdew, & Jones, 2008, p. 1). However, the digital world has now more than ever enabled people to communicate beyond the written and spoken language. Kress and van Leeuwen (1996) argues that textual information is not necessarily at the essence of constructing meanings. Iedema (2003, p. 33) emphasizes further that the “blurring of boundaries among different semiotic dimensions of representations” needs to bring about a multimodal approach to discourse to better understand the interplay of signs across multiple modes of communication. This multimodal approach allows the researchers to delve both into the semiotics and language-in-use”. The memes selected for analysis contain images of older adults and are mainly categorized into memes released by DOT and those that are generated by internet users. Memes released by DOT are taken from the official Facebook page of the DOT (www.facebook.com/ DepartmentOfTourism) and the official Facebook page of the campaign (www.facebook.com/itsmorefuninthephilippines) that DOT also handles. On the other hand, internet user-generated memes were scoured on Google Images using keywords “It’s more fun in the Philippines” combined with words such as “aging”, “old age”, “old people”, and “growing old” to extract memes that have older adults as subjects or are relating to older adults. The original link of the photo is also followed if still available and contextualized to the post when applicable.>GET ANSWER