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Analyzing Political Cartoons
Cartoonists use the following persuasive techniques to create humor: • symbolism - using an object to stand for an idea. • caricature - exaggerating a physical feature or habit: big nose, bushy eyebrows, large ears, baldness. • captioning and labels - used for clarity and emphasis. • analogy - a comparison between two unlike things that share some characteristics. • irony - the difference between the way things are and the way things should be or the way things are expected to be. • juxtaposition - positioning people or objects near each other, side-by-side. • exaggeration - overstating or magnifying a problem.
Symbolism Examples: 1 - dove, olive branch, victory sign. 2 - Uncle Sam, flag, stars and stripes, shield. 3 - donkey. 4 - elephant. 5 - vulture, skeleton with shroud, skull and crossbones, grim reaper. 6 - heart, Cupid, Venus. 7 - dollar bill or dollar sign. 8 - heroes or good guys – These people wear white. 9 - villains or bad guys – These people wear black.
Symbols used in Political Cartoons peace - dove, olive branch, victory sign. United States - Uncle Sam, flag, stars and stripes, shield. Democrats - donkey. Republicans - elephant. death - vulture, skeleton with shroud, skull and crossbones, grim reaper. love - heart, Cupid, Venus. money - dollar bill or dollar sign. heroes or good guys - wear white. villains or bad guys - wear black.
Analyzing a Political Cartoon • What you see…the characters, objects, or symbols • What’s the big deal? Identify the main idea • What’s the purpose? Why is the cartoonist drawing this? What are they trying to say. • Audience- Who is the artist trying to appeal to?
The howls of Wall Street brought chaos to Tenet's corporate boardroom, forcing the survivors to seek sanctuary in a model union contract. Yet the stock values of virtually every U. S. corporation are based on growth projections made of mist. Stock analysts are all ears. There is a great deal to talk about, in every corporate configuration. Rather than simply rail at the destruction wreaked by corporate disorder, unions and other social movements must take advantage of the inherent disorder of corporate life, itself. Then plug in the megaphones, and bring chaos to the boardroom - until they sue for peace.
• Create a comic strip that shows these six ideas: • 1 - Incentives • 2 - Labor Unions • 3 - Supply and Demand • 4 - Counterfeiting • 5 - Surplus VS Shortages • 6 - Inflation