- What does the cartoon show in general?
- Who is the cartoonist?
- What is the source?
- Is there a specific event relating to the cartoon?
- Describe in detail what can be seen
- Body language
- Facial expressions
- Relationship of the people
- The Light and colors
- Speech bubbles
- What current event is picked on?
- Consider the context
- What message is conveyed?
- What people, institutions or developments in society or politics are criticized by making fun of them?
- What devices are used? (e.g. exaggeration, pun, irony, proverb, symbols, cliché, contrast between picture and text)
- What is the target group?
- Comment on the cartoon
- Does it have the intended effect?
- Is it successful at conveying the message?
- In my opinion the cartoon is supposed to …
- The cartoon shows, depicts, illustrates, deals with
- The cartoon picture, represents, refers to, relates to
- It is set in …, the event takes place in …, its setting is …
- The cartoon has a caption saying …
- At first glance one might think that … but a closer analysis shows that
- The cartoonist employs irony, satire by
- He resorts to humor, the proverb
- The cartoonist satirizes, ridicules, exaggerates, uses well-known clichés of …
- It is extremely prejudiced, one-sided
- The cartoonist may want to convey that
- The cartoonist’s message might be that
- Perhaps his intention is to show
- The cartoon implies that
- You could draw the conclusion that
- To refer to/ a reference to
- To allude to an event/ an allusion to
- On the symbolic level
- … stands for/ symbolizes
- The cartoon
- To exaggerate character traits
- To criticize the behavior of politicians
- Critical towards
- Sharp criticism
- To poke fun at