political cartoon analysis
For this assignment you will write your analysis essay. You are required to submit a draft and final for this assignment (in the future, drafts will be optional). Use the grader’s feedback and the rubric to make revisions to your draft before submitting the final draft. Your second draft will be graded.
You have two options for this assignment:
Option #1: Analysis of an Individual Comic Strip or Political Cartoon
Choose one comic strip or political cartoon. Which techniques does the creator of the comic stripWritin use? How does the creator make his/her point in the comic strip? What do we learn about the characters and/or ourselves from this comic strip or political cartoon? If colors are available, what do they tell us about this comic or cartoon? What symbols do you see, and what do they mean? What language is used, and how can that be interpreted? As with all academic essays you write in this course, this essay should have a well-defined introduction, body, and conclusion.
Option #2: Analysis of Multiple Comic Strips or Political Cartoons
Choose two political cartoons or comic strips created by the same person. Which techniques does the creator of the political cartoons use? How does the creator make his/her point in the political cartoons? Which characters, if any, are present in both political cartoons? What do we learn about the characters and/or ourselves from these political cartoons? How does the language transmit the creator’s message? Using a comparison or contrast mode of development, draw conclusions about the techniques the author uses in the political cartoons and how they apply to our lives. As with all academic essays you write in this course, this essay should have a well-defined introduction, body, and conclusion.
The guidelines for this assignment are:
Length: This assignment should be a minimum of 2 typed pages or at least 500 words.
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand corner of your writing assignment with the following information:
Your first and last name
Course Title (Composition II)
Assignment name (i.e, Cartoon Analysis, Writing Assignment 2)
Standard 12 point font (Arial, Times, Verdana)
1” margins on all sides
Save the file using one of the following extensions: .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .txt
Underline your thesis statement in the introductory paragraph.