IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – website on Kintsugi (Japanese traditional art)

Text: “Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold” https://mymodernmet.com/kintsugi-kintsukuroi/

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:

  • FYI the MY MODERN MET website described itself as “Celebrating creativity and promoting a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.”
  • The likely audience for an article on traditional Japanese art.
  • The way the text is broken up into different sections and how these sections are communicated clearly with the use of bolded headings and images
  • The complexity of the sentence structure throughout the text
  • How the article uses images to highlight different aspects of kintsugi
  • The introduction and explanation of related terminology such as wabi-sabi
  • The biography of the author at the conclusion of the text

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