IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – war recruiting poster (dog)

Text: Even a dog enlists. Why not you?

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 position of the dog in the image – looking right at the viewer – reinforces the message of the ad below. The message relies on pressure / guilt to get people to enlist.
  • The background shows the devastation and danger of war. This could be to highlight the bravery of the dog and to demonstrate the need for additional soldiers.
  • The poster gives the location of a recruiting station.

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