The New Zoo

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 17, 2020


1. Define the idiom “make light of

2. Editorial cartoonists often use humor to make light of serious situations. One of the types of humor an editorial cartoonist uses is irony. Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs. Describe the irony in Gary Varvel’s cartoon.

3. Gary Varvel uses anthropomorphism in this cartoon. Explain the difference between anthropomorphism and personification.

Cartoon by Gary Varvel