Before you read the “spoiler” bullet points below take a careful look at the text. Imagine it is a text you are using for one of your DP Language A Language and Literature assessments: the individual oral, the HL essay, or Paper 1 and analyze it accordingly. (This text would not be appropriate for Paper 2).
Some elements of the text to consider:
- The note by the children at the start of the text and their addition of explanatory notes
- The sparse style of the mother’s writing
- The lack of complete sentences
- The focus on weather, household chores, and people in the neighborhood
- The use of abbreviations