IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – travel writing on Nikko, Japan

Text: “Nikko.” Japan National Tourism Organization. https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/kanto/tochigi/nikko-area/

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 IB subject guide provides a list of text types and “travel writing” is one of them. This is a quite broad category though that includes many different kinds of texts.
  • The Japan National Tourism Organization (the author of the text / website) is part of the Japanese government. An independent writer might tackle some of the same topics / destinations in different ways.
  • This article gives a broad overview of Nikko but does not discuss hotels, restaurants etc. as some other writers might do.
  • There are multiple images from different parts of Nikko but interestingly none of the images show any actual tourists.

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