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Bostdorff, Denise M. "Making light of James Watt: A burkean approach to the form and attitude of political cartoons." Quarterly Journal of Speech 73. (1987): 43–59. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/00335638709383793
BibTeX citation key: Bostdorff1987
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Categories: General
Keywords: Caricature, Irony, Metaphor, Randformen des Comics
Creators: Bostdorff
Collection: Quarterly Journal of Speech
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This essay demonstrates the applicability of Brukean concepts to political cartoons. More specifically, it examines a sample of eighty-three James Watt cartoons and explains: (a) the formal strategy of perspective by incongruity employed in political cartoons; (b) the attitude of rejection or burlesque typically exemplified by the art form; and (c) the fusion of form and attitude in the tropes of metaphor, irony, synecdoche, and metonymy, which serve as organizing principles to guide audience readings of cartoons.
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