The 18th Century and Satire by sDuUx1i

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									SATIRE
Satire
 Exposing human folly to ridicule
 The use of irony, sarcasm and humor to
  make a subject ridiculous and to make fun
  of it
 Type of writing that ridicules human
  weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring
  about social reform.
 Textual and Visual
Editorial/ Political Cartoons
   Definition: a cartoon that makes a point
    about a political issue or event.
What Makes Political Cartoons Effective?
     Cartoons can distill a complex issue or
      problem and make it accessible to the general
      public.
       In opposition to a long and profuse article or report
     Cartoons can convey emotion.
What Makes Political Cartoons Effective?
   Cartoons combine journalism and art.
     Aesthetic aspects: lines, shapes, textures
      ○ Caricature (the distortion or exaggeration of a human
        figure)
     Journalistic: the image will lead to an emotional
      response
   Cartoons represent both sides of a metaphor.
     Tenor: what is being explained
     Vehicle: the image that carries meaning
What Makes Political Cartoons Effective?
    Cartoons are persuasive.
      To persuade, “a successful editorial cartoon clearly
      expresses the artist’s opinion on a current issue or
      event through wit, exaggeration, and creative use of
      artistic elements such as line and shape while
      including enough detail to explain the current
      context.”
Editorial/Political Cartoons
  Visual commentaries
  To be read just like text
  Speak using visual language
  Role of the cartoonist
      To take aim at the powerful
      To call for action
      To chronicle history
Analyzing Political Cartoons
 Analyze for message and tone
 Techniques used
     Symbols: simple objects that stand for
      larger concepts
     Exaggeration: overstating physical
      characteristics of people or things for effect
      ○ Caricatures
      ○ Size
Analyzing Political Cartoons
   Techniques, cont.
     Labeling: identification of people or things
     Analogy: comparison between two unlikely things;
      comparing a complex situation or issue with a more
      familiar one
     Irony: the difference between the ways things are
      and the way things should be, or the way things are
      expected to be; used to express cartoonist’s opinion
      on issue
Analyzing Political Cartoons
   Also look for
     Action
     Light/Dark/Shadows
Online Activity
 It’s No Laughing Matter
 5 cartoons from the 50s, 60s and 70s
  that deal with segregation
 Look for the persuasive techniques:
  symbolism, exaggerations, labeling,
  irony, and analogy
Current Editorial/Political Cartoon
            Examples
http://cagle.com/caglecards/main.asp?image=/news/ObamaVisitsBush/images/stephff.jpg
Cartoon by Roger Harvell in the   http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=zoom&Site=BS&Da
  Greenville News 2/1/2009               te=20090201&Category=OPINION&ArtNo=302010001&Ref=AR&Profile=1017
http://www.cagle.com/caglecards/main.asp?image=http://cagel.com/working/090128/trever.gif
2008
Oscar –
Best
Picture
of the
Year
http://cagle.com/caglecards/mainasp?image+http://cagle.com/worling/090131/fitzsimmins.jpg
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=BS&Date=20081031&Category=OPINION02&ArtNo=8090
                                      90807&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=38
The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai




           http://www.andreas.com/pixs/hok-1b.jpg
  DATE:
12/29/2004




             http://www.politicalcartoons.com/cartoon/4b343821-031b-470a-a056-364c15e3f059.html
  “The
Scream”
by Edvard
 Munch
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=BS&Date=20081031&Category=OPINION02&ArtNo=80
                                    9090807&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=54
 How do I organize this paper?
Think…

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    Think…
   Introduction
     Explain the Topic
      ○ at least 2 well-developed paragraphs

   Body Paragraph 1
     Cartoon #1 Analysis
      ○ At least 1 well-developed paragraph

   Body Paragraph 2
     Cartoon #2 Analysis
      ○ At least 1 well-developed paragraph

   Body Paragraph 3
     Cartoon #3 Analysis
      ○ At least 1 well-developed paragraph

   Conclusion
     Sum up topic and cartoons
   Works Cited
     Includes at least one source properly cited in MLA format

								
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