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1.  Which type of figurative language does the cartoon depict?
a)  personification
b)  irony
c)  parody
d)  simile

2.  Which of the following is the most appropriate title for this cartoon? Explain your answer.
a)  The Ultimate Irony
b)  Parents Who Understand
c)  Spoiled Rotten
d)  When Acts to Annoy Your Parents Backfire

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

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy


1.  b)  irony.  Irony is defined as a difference between what is expected and what actually occurs.  You’d naturally expect the parents to be upset with their son for getting so many tattoos – not happily telling him how much they like the new ones.

2.  a)  The Ultimate Irony.  Although some parents might tolerate them, it is unusual for them to compliment their teen who chooses to cover his body with tattoos.  (If you disagree, send us your answer for possible posting below.)