Keystone decision

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 25, 2014

Question(s)

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

2. Explain your answer.

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

Cartoon by Steve Breen
























Answer(s)

1. The cartoonist uses:  d) exaggeration to make his point.

The cartoonist did not use:
a) irony, which is when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs
b) pun, which is a “play on words” – a type of humor using a word or phrase that has two meanings
c) parody, which is a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing; a work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule

2. The cartoonist is exaggerating the amount of time President Obama is taking to make a decision on whether to allow the Keystone pipeline to be built (because he announced yet another delay this week in okaying the pipeline).