Political Cartoon Informational Paragraph

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You will write a perfect paragraph that 1) defines the five techniques artists use in Political (Editorial) Cartoons, and 2) explains how the artist used these techniques in a political cartoon of your choice. You should not use the pronoun “I” in informational or argumentative writing.In this paragraph, you must use a semicolon (;) and a colon (:) correctly.

 

1 – The first sentence (topic sentence) of a perfect paragraph explains what the paragraph will be discuss:

                Ex. Using five techniques, political cartoon artists communicate powerful ideas through satire: symbolism, exaggeration, labeling, analogy, and irony.

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2 – The second sentence of a perfect paragraph further explains your topic sentence. In this case, the second sentence should discuss how the five techniques political cartoon artists use work together to make a point about an issue through humor or satire.

Ex. These five techniques used together create a piece of work that demonstrates satire, which is the use of humor to make a point about people, social issues, or government.

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3 – The third and subsequent (following) sentences until the last sentences in a perfect paragraph should further explain your topic sentence.In this case, the third sentence should introduce and define symbolism as a first technique cartoon artists use in their drawings.

                Ex. The first method, symbolism, is the act of using an object to stand for a larger concept or idea.

 

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4- The fourth sentence in this paragraph should explain how symbolism is used in the cartoon you chose. HINT: do not say “I” in informative or argumentative essays.

                Ex. In this example cartoon, the woman symbolizes the wives of NFL football players physically abused by their husbands.

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  1. The fifth sentence of this paragraph should introduce and define exaggeration, a second technique used by cartoon artists.

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  1. The sixth sentence of this paragraph should explain how exaggeration is used in the political cartoon you chose. HINT: do not say “I” in informative or argumentative essays. _________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. The seventh sentence of this paragraph should introduce and then define labeling, a third technique used in political cartoons: labeling.

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  1. The eighth sentence of this paragraph should explain how labeling is used in the political cartoon you chose. HINT: do not say “I” in informative or argumentative essays.

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  1. The ninth sentence of this paragraph should introduce and then define analogy, a fourth technique used in political cartoons.

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  1. The tenth sentence of this paragraph should explain how analogy is used in the political cartoon you chose. HINT: do not say “I” in informative or argumentative essays.

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  1. The tenth sentence of this paragraph should introduce and then define irony, the fifth technique political cartoon artists use.

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  1. The eleventh sentence of this paragraph should explain how irony is used in the cartoon you chose. HINT: do not say “I” in informative or argumentative essays.

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  1. The last sentences (conclusion) of a perfect paragraph should sum up the main idea of the paragraph.

Ex. By using these five components, the cartoon artist is able to deliver a message about someone or something in a very powerful way; in essence, one could say a political cartoon is a small “window” into the issues of our time. This cartoon cleverly demonstrates the problem of physical abuse in the NFL, and that while the players of football must wear a facemask, many wives apply a “face mask” to cover the evidence of the wounds their husbands gave them.

Last Updated on March 23, 2018 by EssayPro