Share your working plan for your essay, following these steps. See Arriving at a Working Thesis for WA #2: Visual Analysis Paper for more guidelines.

1. Write out a focusing question using this formula, filling in the blank with the specific visual choices you have chosen for your Visual Analysis paper:
How does the writer/illustrator’s use of _________
(visual choice) and ___________(another visual choice)
convey/highlight/reinforce ________ (a theme/purpose/intent) in _________ (title of the work)?

Focusing question example: How does actual composition and fullness or emptiness within the panels help illustrate a theme in The Best We Could Do?

Focusing question example: How does Ben Passmore’s use of shades of black and

gray and a background of neon colors help highlight his purpose in Your Black Friend?