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Posted by Coop on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 12:42pm.

Analyzing a Political Cartoon

Political cartoons are drawings that express a point of view. They generally show public figures, political events, or social or economic situations. The cartoonist may use symbols, labels, captions, or exaggeration to make a point.

To analyze a political cartoon, you need to examine it carefully and ask yourself what is happening in the cartoon. Who or what do the characters represent? What symbols are used? What do the labels mean? By studying all the clues, you can identify the point the cartoonist is making.

Directions: Study the political cartoon below, and then answer questions 31-35.

Question 31: Who or what does the lifeguard represent?

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