IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – Gorbachev / Putin editorial cartoon

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Text: Walt Handelsman. “Gorbachev Legacy.”

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The cartoon refers to Putin’s refusal to give Gorbachev a state funeral as well as Putin’s refusal to attend the funeral.
  • The tank moves diagonally across the cartoon from bottom left to top right which emphasizes movement / speed.
  • The bottom left of the cartoon has a darker shade of green while the right side of the cartoon (where the tank is) has less appealing tones.
Walt Handelsman. Copyright 2022 Tribune Content Agency

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