This undated photograph taken by Michael Kardos shows a family and band gathered around a grave during a Dia de Los Muertos celebration. (Photo source: A City a Month) History.com describes Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as “a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration.” Purpose: Compose an essay (at least 600 words, which is close to 2 full typed, double-spaced pages) that analyzes a photograph Audience: Adults looking for insightful analysis about a meaningful image Detailed Instructions/Steps: 1. Choose a photograph 2. Compose a title, a short introduction paragraph, two well developed body paragraphs that analyze the image, and a short conclusion paragraph. o Introduction paragraph (no longer than 10 lines) – Begin with an attention-getting hook (not a question). – Introduce the image and its creator – (Reminder: The first time you mention a person, use his or her full name; after that, use last name only.) – In one or two sentences, state your thesis, which is the main idea of your essay. Your thesis statement should indicate that your essay will analyze/evaluate the photograph. If you mention your supporting ideas, list these ideas in the same order your body paragraphs will discuss them. o First body paragraph – Analyze/evaluate the part of the photo that stands out most to you. – Begin with a topic sentence that states your main idea – in other words, your opinion that the rest of the paragraph will support, not just a fact. – Include specific, in-depth thinking. o Second body paragraph – Analyze/evaluate other parts of the photo besides what you discussed in the first paragraph. – Begin with a topic sentence that states your main idea – in other words, your opinion that the rest of the paragraph will support, not just a fact. – Include specific, in-depth thinking. – (If you want to have three body paragraphs instead of two, thats okay as long as they are unified and well developed. Im just specifying two to simplify the assignment.) o Conclusion paragraph – Provide closure for your essay. – Avoid bringing up new supporting ideas or just repeating your thesis statement. No research for this essay This isnt a research paper, so dont do any research over the photo or its subject. You dont need a Works Cited entry for the photo. Just refer to the photos creator as needed in the essay itself (e.g., Browns photo has a poignant tone). note:, you could briefly explain the meaning of Dia de los Muertos in your introduction paragraph. Then a body paragraph could discuss how the photo beautifully captures the meaningful decorations depicted. Give specific examples from the photo and explain why they are beautiful, touching, etc.