Political Cartoons Sometimes, the best way to make a point or get someone’s attention is to use “humor.” Political cartoonists make HEAVY DUTY political statements in ways we don’t expect…
Exaggeration - Cartoonists will overdo physical characteristics of people or things in order to get attention or make a point.
Labeling - Objects or people are often labeled by cartoonists to make it clear exactly what they stand for.
Analogy - Cartoonists will 'draw' a comparison between two unlike things.
Irony - The difference between the way things are and the way things should be.
Cartoon activity • http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/activities/political-cartoon/game1.html
9-11 Cartoons Mac McGill, IX XI MMI, 2001
Neil Kleid, Harry Roland, Gray Morrow, Marc Hempel, John Staton, Mark Wheatley, [Letters From a Broken Apple], 2001
Your turn… Using your Cartoon Analysis worksheet… (this is pre Revolutionary War)