IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – editorial

Text: Nikkei Asia. “Iran nuclear agreement must be put back on track.” https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/The-Nikkei-View/Iran-nuclear-agreement-must-be-put-back-on-track

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The text “The Nikkei view” at the top of article clearly identifies the text as an editorial.
  • This editorial uses a formal register that is found in almost all editorials. Keep in mind that the writing in opinion-editorials can be quite different from the writing in editorials.
  • Japan imports the vast majority of its oil and thus issues involving Iran can affect Japan. Japan would like the issues resolved “in a region so crucial to supporting the world’s energy needs.” Since Nikkei Asia is a Japanese econmic / business-oriented news outlet its editorials often take a Japanese economic / business-oriented perspective.

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