IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – debate poster (death penalty)

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Text: “The Death Penalty. Hanging by a thread.” Harvard Law School.

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The stark black background fits the topic of the debate.
  • The white text stands out clearly from the black background. The text is structured around the frayed rope.
  • The backlighting on the rope highlights the frayed strands – this work with the “Hanging by a thread” part of the title.
  • The list of participants includes some biographical information about each. That information may entice some to view the debate. The short bios also add weight to the arguments that the participants will make.

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