Propaganda Techniques

  1. Name-calling
  2. Glittering generalities
  3. Transfer
  4. Testimonial
  5. Plain folks
  6. Card stacking
  7. Bandwagon

Directions: After choosing a poster, examine it carefully and answer the following questions.

  • For whom is this poster intended?
  • What is the poster trying to get the audience to do?
  • What is the theme of the poster?
  • What symbols, key words or well known images are used?
  • Is the use of the symbol/image/word successful?
  • What is the emotion conveyed by the poster?
  • How would you change the image to make it more powerful?
  • What type of propaganda does the poster use?