IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – Norway travel article

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Text: Ham, Anthony. “The Kystriksveien: Earth’s most beautiful road trip?” BBC Travel. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220523-the-kystriksveien-earths-most-beautiful-road-trip

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The multiple uses of stunning images of the natural landscape along the road.
  • A common feature of travel writing (including this text) is the frequent use of descriptive adjectives. Sometimes in travel writing the adjectives are a bit “over the top”.
  • This text included a fair bit of the historical background of Norway that is relevant to the Kystriksveien.
  • The text use the first person which helps put the reader in the place of writer, imagining themselves on the trip.

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