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Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on February 16, 2007

Question(s)

Which word best describes Cox and Forkum’s cartoon: parody or satire?

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Answer(s)

Satire. 

A satire tends to invent a fictitious situation (though possibly with elements that actually occurred) for the purpose of ridiculing someone or even some idea. A parody imitates an existing work [book, song, movie] — often in an absurd way, such as by exaggerating its characteristics — in order to make fun of it and point out its flaws. (from firstamendmentcenter.org)


 

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