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Using Close Reading to Analyze Propaganda

"How is propaganda designed?"
"I wanted my students to think about how propaganda works. What word choices are used? What connotations do these word choices convey? .... How is propaganda designed? My students were reading dystopian literature because of its highly entertaining action and courageous protagonists, but did they understand the systematic ways the antagonists were controlling their people? ... I thought we'd start with a more mild form of propaganda that is in front of my students every day: advertising."