Propaganda and Satire - Form 3 English

As part of Form 3's War Poetry unit, students have been studying the differences between propaganda and satire, and learning how writers and visual artists can create texts to influence readers either to support a cause (through propaganda) or feel ashamed by human behaviour (through satire).

We have read poems such as Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade", which can be read as pro-British political propaganda, and Wilfred Owen's disturbing "Dulce Et Decorum Est", a powerful anti-propaganda masterpiece. We have also studied Bob Dylan's satirical song "With God on our Side", which critiques those who use religious belief as a pretext to commit brutal atrocities.

In order to develop their understanding of these two genres, students were invited to produce propaganda posters and satirical cartoons, the best of which are displayed here for your enjoyment.

Well done to Form 3 in general for their engagement with this topic, and to these students in particular for their fantastic artwork displaying their understanding of these genres.

Propaganda Posters

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Poster Design by Mark (F3)

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Poster Design by Dameli (F3)

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Poster Design by Jianyao (Yolanda) (F3)

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Poster Design by Nan Hao (F3)

Satirical Cartoons

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Poster Design by Madeleine (F3)

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Poster Design by Max (F3)