IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – message to college donors

Text: “Thank You to Our Donors” published in the November issue of Report on Business, a Canadian business magazine.

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:

  • This text thanks past donors to the college but it also functions as an advertisement.
  • The use of the second person “you” in the top half of the text is an attempt to directly engage the audience.
  • The images show the results of the “generosity” of the donors but also show everyone how modern the college is. Other element of the text (e.g. “shape the next generation of leaders” “a leader in education”) is also directed not just at donors but a wider audience.

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