Discourse Structure of Covid 19 Edition Cartoon

Critical Discourse Analysis

  • Komang Andri Sani Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Budiarsa Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Ketut Darma Laksana Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Simpen Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: Cartoon Discourse, Social Media, Critical View, Structure, Covid19


This study used a qualitative design method with specific cartoon discourses by Nuriarta on social media (Facebook and Instagram), which appeared in January-April 2020. The data collection method used is the documentation method by applying techniques, namely, capture screen techniques and download techniques. Data were analysed using qualitative descriptive analysis through data reduction procedures, data presentation, and conclusions. The data analysis used a sorting analysis of the determinants and presenting the data using formal and informal methods. The results showed that the cartoon discourse by Nuriarta consists of cartoon discourse structure at the supra structure stage using a combination of headline, illustration, body copy, and signature line. In the headline section, some conversations are told by characters in cartoon discourse. Microstructure analysis is a textual analysis of the superiors’ structure in cartoon discourse. There are metaphors in the microstructure in two different news themes presented in one cartoon discourse view. This metaphor deals with language games and proverbs. Cartoonists present expressions to represent messages globally to be conveyed to readers with nuances of critical humour. Moreover, the cartoon discourse consists of icons using police and medical personnel. The cartoon discourse index is drugs and covid 19.


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How to Cite
Sani, K. A., Budiarsa, M., Laksana, I. K. D., & Simpen, I. W. (2021). Discourse Structure of Covid 19 Edition Cartoon. The International Journal of Social Sciences World (TIJOSSW), 3(01), 51-64. Retrieved from https://www.growingscholar.org/journal/index.php/TIJOSSW/article/view/89