political cartoons

by audrey duffy

a brief history

the first cartoon appeared in 1754. it was Benjamin Franklin's cartoon titled "Join or Die". it shows a snake cut into many parts which represent the Colonies. it was one of many cartoons to come.

qualities of political cartoons

Symbolism: cartoons include simple objects, or symbols, to stand for larger concepts or ideas.

Exaggeration: Sometimes they exaggerate the characteristics of people or things in order to make a point.

Labeling: Cartoons label objects or people to make it clear exactly what they stand for.

Analogy: An analogy is a comparison between two things that share some characteristics. By comparing a complicated situation with a simpler one, it can help the reader see it in a different light.

Irony: Irony is the difference between the ways things are and the way things are expected to be. Cartoons use irony to express their opinion on an issue.


symbolic meaning

cartoons use things like animals and objects to mean something else. they use them to make the cartoon more simple and easy to understand.

how they where used in world war 1

cartoons were used as propaganda to convince people to think something differently. They where also used to convince people to join the war. they could be used to show people what is going on in the war and some were even intended to make people laugh. they also Encouraged sales of victory bonds, food rationing, and other contributions to the war. they also could be used to make a bleak war look less grisly and vain.

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