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1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) disgusted/cynical
b) sarcastic/humorous
c) solemn/serious
d) apathetic/indifferent

2.  Which two comic devices does the cartoonist use to make his point? CIRCLE TWO ANSWERS. Explain your answers.
a)  pun
b)  parody
c)  irony
d)  exaggeration


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

Cartoon by Jerry Holbert


1.  b) sarcastic/humorous

2.  The cartoonist uses:

b)  parody – A parody, in current use, is an imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.  In this instance, the cartoonist uses the scene from the King Kong movie to mock Kim Jong Un’s unrealistic threats to the U.S. and South Korea.

d)  exaggeration –  He is exaggerating the ridiculousness of the videos North Korea has been broadcasting which threaten the U.S. and South Korea (The latest is a  photoshopped image of a North Korean troop landing drill).