IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – new article about dog attacked by deer

Text: “Dog jabbed by buck’s horn a painful reminder of rutting season.” Brend, Yvette. CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/deer-attacks-dog-gordon-head-victoria-ms-porkchop-corgi-cross-1.6205560

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 news article is in the Local / British Columbia section of the website so the audience is a bit narrower compared to the audience of other news sections of the website.
  • The text features very short paragraphs which is fairly common for news articles aimed at the general public
  • The news article includes photos, quotations, and other information about the event as well as related information such as how deer may be “more agitated and defensive” during mating season.

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