procrastination by Emily Kwak

 

Many students tend to procrastinate and finish work when the deadline is near. Therefore, I created the propaganda that conveys a message that procrastination leads to a negative consequence of accumulated works and stress for upperclassmen students using color, irony, and symbolism.

The use of symbols indicates procrastination leads to finishing works with a lacking time. The sweat emoji represents working hard to finish work on time, and the “Due Tomorrow” post-it notes are repeated to emphasize the deadline. Also, five Monster drinks symbolize staying awake all night, and book piles indicate accumulated works due to procrastination. These symbols express the urgency and plentiful works to do, highlighting that procrastination leads to piles of works and stress. Additionally, upperclassmen students can empathize with the propaganda effectively with familiar objects such as Monster, SAT and IB textbooks. Hence, the symbols tell upperclassman students not to procrastinate.

Moreover, irony underlines that procrastination leads to stress and loads of works. While the capitalized caption says “I LOVE PROCRASTINATION!,” the image above shows the undesirable situation of procrastination. By contrasting the caption and the image, viewers can efficiently grasp the message with more emphasis than without irony.  Therefore, the irony in the propaganda calls upon the upperclassmen students not to procrastinate.

Furthermore, color is utilized to emphasize the harmful nature of procrastination. The red caption of post-it notes and the whiteboard “Due Tomorrow” warns of the imminent deadline, and the black background behind the white caption “I LOVE PROCRASTINATION!” implies the stressful situation; using black and red adds the negativity of procrastination. Colors, therefore, effectively stress the message that procrastination leads to a negative consequence for upperclassmen students.

Thus, the use of color, irony, and symbolism successfully delivers the message that procrastination leads to a negative consequence of accumulated works and stress.

 

Works Cited

“Monster Energy Drink Png – Monster Energy Drink Png, Transparent Png.” PNGITEM, www.pngitem.com/middle/TiowRww_monster-energy-drink-png-monster-energy-can-png/.