IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis –”Young Romance” comic cover

Text: Cover of Young Romance No. 164

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 this comic was published between 1947-1975 and this particular issue would have been published in the late 60s/ early 70s based on the publication number.
  • Consider the social / cultural context of this particular period of time when analyzing the text.
  • This comic series was aimed a young girls – what evidence in the cover supports this? (Consider the context of production).
  • What is the tone / mood of the text and how this is created through the use of dialogue and visuals?
  • Make sure to analyze specific aspects of the visuals – e.g the smug look on the woman’s face in the background, the posture of the woman in the foreground, etc.

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