IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – comic on the topic of prescription drugs

Text: Comic by Puddlemunch. http://www.puddlemunch.com

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The fairly simplistic but effective visual style of the comic
  • The use of made-up drug names
  • The reference to The Lion King in the fourth panel
  • The underlying dark element of the humour
  • Links to social context (overuse of prescription drugs)
  • Contrasting ways to describe the tone / mood of the poem

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