Ruby Hornsey

Semiotics is a way of using symbols and signs to help the reader under stand media texts. It·s the language of signs. It explains how curtain symbols or signs can be interpreted by large groups of people.

We can all tell what these three colours represent on the road.

Every one in the world uses these colours, red, amber and green in their day to day life.

Red means STOP

Amber means GET READY

Green means GO!


SIGNIFIER What can be seen in the media text

SIGNIFIED What it means/ represents

Skull and crossbones

‡Pirates ‡Boats ‡Danger/evil

Tensed face to show power and ambition.

Big mussels and tight costume to show strength.

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