Essay on The Articles On Editorial Cartoons

774 Words Sep 21st, 2015 4 Pages
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 way to inform the public in a more unconventional way. It is important to make everything clear so readers understand what they are looking…

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