Rhetorical Devices In Adopt Us Kids

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In the public service announcement “Adopt US Kids” a mother is seen with her daughter trying to figure out what is wrong with a sweater. We can gather from the basket of yarn next to the cat on the floor, that the mother has knitted the sweater herself, but there seems to be a problem, the sweater has four sleeves instead of one. The house they are in seems to be a middle class house, which is very relatable to most Americans. Also at the bottom of the PSA is a text that states “You Don’t have to be Perfect to be a Perfect Parent. There are thousands of kids in foster care that will take you just as you are” There is also a phone number and website to visit to learn about adoption. The purpose of this PSA is to inform the audience, mainly parents …show more content…
Color can play a big role in how effective a PSA is and there is much to look at in “Adopt US Kids” for example, the photo is not in black and white. A photo that is in black and white usually looks more serious or dramatic, and although the message is dramatic, putting the PSA in color was a very effective choice. The color brings out the funny situation happening, the mother has knitted four sleeves instead of two on her child’s sweater. The reader can tell that the mother made the sweater by the color of the yarn in her basket, it matches the color of the daughter’s sweater exactly. All of the furniture in the photo is brown or neutral color, which makes the daughter’s bright pink sweater stand out even more. Color plays a big role in this PSA, it brings out the silliness in the photo and it also draws the reader’s attention to the sweater, which is a main part of the photo. Color, if used correctly like in the PSA, can effect a photo in a great way. The public service announcement “Adopt US Kids” does a very effective job in informing parents or adults to adopt or foster children. The style of the picture shows how anyone can adopt or foster a child, no matter how wealthy you are. The text style points out how important the message “You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be a Perfect Parent” really is. Nobody is truly perfect, but to a child, you are a perfect parent no matter what. Color played a large role in this PSA, it brought laughter to an otherwise serious message, and the bright colors drew attention to all the right places. “Adopt US Kids” carries a great message to everyone looking to adopt or foster children, and this PSA does a great job with its effectiveness towards its intended

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