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Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on January 24, 2014

Question(s)

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

2. Explain your answer.

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

Cartoon by Dana Summers
























Answer(s)

1.  The cartoonist uses  a) exaggeration  to make his point.

The cartoonist did not use:
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
d) irony, which is when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs; in this case, if the Iranian government were sincere in their vow to stop trying to develop nuclear weapons

2.  The cartoonist is exaggerating how blatant the Iranians are in their work to acquire nuclear weapons, as well as exaggerating the naivety of the U.S. government in believing the Iranians will give up their nuclear weapons program.