IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – beer / vaccine ad

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Text: “Go Fourth, America.”

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • FYI Direct Relief is a U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization.
  • The “fourth” is a reference to July 4th (U.S. independence day) at “Go fourth” is a homonym for “Go forth.”
  • The seal on the podium in the background seems to allude to the U.S. government, giving the ad a bit of weight. However, the shallow depth of field in the photograph blurs the seal. This likely means that the ad does not have the permission / backing of the U.S. government and thus can only indirectly allude to it.

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