analysis on political cartoons A+ Writers |

You can use the analytical tools below or come up with one of your own. If you decide to a different kind of analysis using a different analytic tool, then let me know what you are going to do.

Here are some analytical tools for analyzing political cartoons:

New York Times Learning Network


Library of Congress

How to Analyze a Political Cartoon

Here are some resources for finding a political cartoon:

Cagle’s Cartoons



The Association of American Political Cartoonists

The Onion

the first five links will help you to write the paper

the second five links you will chose one political cartoons and write an analysis paper

Here are some of the parameters for the paper.

Length: 4+ pages

Format: MLA. (You may also use the format from your discipline if you wish).

Works Cited page? Yes, you need one in MLA format. (You may also use the format from your discipline if you wish).

Questions to consider:

Have you written an analysis and not a summary?

Have you introduced the analytic principle? That would be the analytic tool you are using.

Have you applied that analytic tool carefully and systematically?

Does your analysis reveal nonobvious insights into the behavior or object?

Does your analysis interest you? If not, then why are doing it? Choose something else.