Teks Caption terkait Gambar/Foto/Tabel/Grafik/Bagan – Caption yang berupa gambar, foto, table, grafik dan bagan adalah teks yang muncul di bawah suatu gambar.

A caption, also known as a cutline, is a text that appears below an image. Most captions draw attention to something in the image that is not obvious, such as its relevance to the text. Captions can consist of a few words of description, or several sentences. Along with the title, lead, and section headings, captions are the most commonly read words in an article, so they should be succinct and informative.

Captions also include a short title or heading of an article in a magazine or newspaper. Words shown on a cinema or television screen to establish the scene of a story are also called captions. Captions can also be inserted below/above charts, figures, graphics and tables.

There are several criteria for a good caption. A good caption clearly identifies the subject of the picture without detailing the obvious. It is succinct. It establishes the picture’s relevance to the article, provides context for the picture, and draws the reader into the article. (Baca juga: Contoh Teks Recount tentang Peristiwa Bersejarah The Battle of Surabaya)

A note to remember:

There are several criteria for a good caption. A good caption clearly identifies the subject of the picture without detailing the obvious. It is succinct. It establishes the picture’s relevance to the picture, provides context for the picture, and draws the reader into the message. So related to the structure of a caption, it can be written in the form a word(s), phrase(s) or sentence(s).

Task 2: Work in groups.

Now, sit in groups of four. Bring a picture from home and make four copies. Distribute them to your friends and ask them to write a caption on each picture.

Activities in Groups. How do you do it?

The first student will start by distributing a copy of his or her caption to each student in the group. All students then write a caption of the same picture, table, chart or graphic.

After that, the students show the caption to their friends and explain the message in it. The second, third, and fourth students repeat the process.

At the end of this chapter, ask yourself the following questions to know your learning progress.

  1. Do you know why people write captions?
  2. Where do you usually find captions?
  3. What can make people understand the messages in captions?
  4. Do you know how to write texts accompanying captions?
  5. What can you learn from this chapter?
  6. Do you have any difficulties in understanding and writing captions?

If you answer “no” to any of the questions above, please discuss it with your friends or consult it with your teacher.