IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – absurdist soup comic

Text: “Waiter there is a fly in my soup” by disse

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • This artist make frequent use of a four-panel structure and a surprise turn in the last panel.
  • There is a long-standing “Waiter there is a fly in my soup” joke that this comic relies on. The reader believes that the customer is complaining in the third panel.
  • The effect of the surprise turn in the last panel is accentuated by the drool on the mouth of the customer.

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