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Analyzing Political Cartoons<br />
Caricatures<br />     A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing.<br />
Caricatures<br />A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing.<br />Caricature means ...
F.Y.I. (A Little History)<br />Mid 1700s<br />Benjamin Franklin<br />1800s<br />Honore Daumier    <br />Thomas Nast “Fathe...
SYMBOL: an object, picture, word, or type of mark that represents something <br />
Common Editorial Images<br />4.<br />5.<br />6.<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br /><ul><li>Justice
US Supreme Court
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Analyzing Political Cartoons

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Analyzing Political Cartoons

  1. 1. Analyzing Political Cartoons<br />
  2. 2. Caricatures<br /> A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing.<br />
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  4. 4. Caricatures<br />A portrait that exaggerates or distorts some characteristics of a person or thing.<br />Caricature means a “loaded portrait” from the Italian word “caricare”<br />Person is clearly identifiable.<br />Complimentary or insulting<br />Subjective<br />Serves for political purposes or entertainment<br />Open to several interpretations<br />
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  6. 6. F.Y.I. (A Little History)<br />Mid 1700s<br />Benjamin Franklin<br />1800s<br />Honore Daumier <br />Thomas Nast “Father of American Cartooning” (late 1700s)<br />
  7. 7. SYMBOL: an object, picture, word, or type of mark that represents something <br />
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  9. 9. Common Editorial Images<br />4.<br />5.<br />6.<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br /><ul><li>Justice
  10. 10. US Supreme Court
  11. 11. Intelligence
  12. 12. knowledge
  13. 13. peace
  14. 14. Middle East
  15. 15. Death
  16. 16. war
  17. 17. power
  18. 18. Britain
  19. 19. Asia
  20. 20. aggression</li></ul>8.<br />9.<br />10.<br />7.<br /><ul><li>sneaky
  21. 21. pain
  22. 22. Democrats
  23. 23. Republicans
  24. 24. United States
  25. 25. military
  26. 26. liberty
  27. 27. immigration</li></li></ul><li>Editorial Cartoons<br />“A picture is worth a thousand words”<br /><ul><li>A current message about the character, event or issue
  28. 28. Subjective; open to interpretation
  29. 29. Uses some truth, caricatures, symbols, sarcasm, irony, & metaphors</li></li></ul><li>Let’s<br />Analyze!<br />What is the date?<br />What is the source?<br />What is the title?<br />List all labels.<br />Describe the people &/or objects.<br />Describe what each symbol means.<br />Describe the action taking place.<br />In your opinion, what is the message?<br />Source: Washington Examiner<br />Artist: Nate Beeler<br />Date: November 28, 2009<br />

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