2016 Debate Prep

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on September 23, 2016


1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) angry/critical
b) light-hearted/humorous
c) solemn/serious
d) carefree/unconcerned

2. Which comic device does the cartoonist use to make his point?
a) exaggeration
b) pun
c) personification
d) irony

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Nate Beeler


1. b) light-hearted/humorous

2. a) exaggeration – to think of or describe something as larger or greater than it really is

The cartoonist did not use:

b) pun – a play on words that uses the similarity in sound between two words with distinctly different meanings

c) personification – a figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to an abstract quality, animal, or inanimate object

d) irony – when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs