Black and white

IB English A: Language & Literature: Black and white

When writers write they have a target audience in mind. The language used by the writer appeals to a certain community or social group. How does the language of a text define its target audience? This lesson examines two texts that come from different perspectives on race. The first, the "Rivers of Blood" speech by Enoch Powell, seems to be exclusively directed toward a white, British audience. The second, "Telephone...


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