Rhetorical Analysis Of Editorial Graphics, Cartoons And Advertisement

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Among the essays we read and discussed in unit one, two essays stood out more than others did. The article on Editorial Cartoons as well as Advertisement was just two key and important pieces discussed that displayed rhetorical strategies. In the essay you will learn more about these two specific articles, as well as what rhetorical strategy they displayed throughout.

The first article I found very important was one involving Editorial Cartoons. Editorial Cartoons are incorporated in many newspapers and informative articles. Do not be fooled, because these cartoons are different from the comic strips many of us know and love. Editorial Cartoons, which originated in the nineteenth century, deliver a powerful message to viewers through not only cartoons but also through drawings. “They are not visual jokes, but humor that comments on social and political issues while drawing on views, experience, and knowledge” (Editorial Cartoons, page 33). Editorial cartoons help us discover what is happening and what is coming up next. While readers learn more through this article about the importance of Editorial Cartoons, they also learned importance terms “moment” and “familiar”. Those terms suggest what is going to happen next and in the later future. The discussion throughout this article teaches readers that Editorial Cartoons are a
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“Editorial Cartoon” most nearly demonstrates Pathos. Throughout the article, the author often suggests that, yes while the cartoons can be effective they are often displayed in a way that viewers would want to see so it is more appealing to the eye and in a way they want to hear. The article overall gave reasoning for the importance of editorial cartoons, but also personal views such as Mort Gerberg’s. Personal touches made this piece have more of an emotional side and a personal feel throughout the

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