IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – BBC news article on Indian trans woman

Text: Sharanya Hrishikesh. “Aneera Kabeer: The Indian trans woman whose plea to die caused a stir.” BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-60212092

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The use of quite short paragraphs which is common for many news articles. Some news outlets use longer / shorter paragraphs depending on the audience
  • How photographs are used in the article. Almost all of the them are photos of transgendered people. There are a number of different types of images that could have been included – why did the editor focus on these types of photos?
  • The numerous links in the text to other related articles

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