IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – Us weekly editorial overview

Text: “The pop culture catalyst.” US weekly.

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • FYI the text is not geared towards regular US weekly readers. this kind of a text gives the audience (e.g. potential advertisers).
  • Many people would question whether US weekly is a “catalyst” of pop culture but this text needs to use strong language to connect with the reader. There are many other examples of the use of strong language throughout the text.
  • The woman in the ad is looking directly at the reader and conveys the direct connection US weekly has with the audience. The type of woman in the ad also represents the image and audience for the magazine.
  • Key elements of the text are highlighted in pink.

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