I can't analyze the whole text instead of you, but I can give you the most important features. I suggest that you analyze the text, and then we can check it.
Since you've found this text in The Economist, pay attention to the language of newspapers.
1. Mode is obviously written.
2. Manner - what is the relationship between the participants (journalist and reader), formal or informal?
3. Function - to inform, persuade, entertain and so on?
4. Field - what is the subject matter
1. Style - is it simple, easy readable, appropriate, impact created?
2. What are the connotations of words chosen?
3. What kinds of modifiers are used?
4. Does the headline catch a reader's attention?
5. What is the target group according to the headline?
1. Are the words chosen formal or informal?
2. Do modifiers express precise detail?
3. Are the participants named and how? - use of title, use of abbreviated, familiar names?
4.Word connotations - nouns: description of people and things and the associations that will be picked up by readers? verbs - description of actions and processes and the associations that will be picked up by readers?
5. What kind of adverbials are used? - time, place, manner
1. What is the structure? -NP(noun phrase), simple, compound, complex sentences?
2. Do the straplines and subheadings explain or qualify the main headline?
3. Is the passive voice used?
4. Is there any ambiguity? -intentional to create humorous tone or accidental
1. Is the sentence structure varied? - simple/compound/complex
2. is the passive voice used with or without an agent?
3. Direct speech? - formal or informal tone/adding weight to argument or giving ordinary people's view/variation in pace
4.Indirect speech? - summary of formal speech/paraphrase to make speaker's response more fluent?
1. Do any metaphors make the text more dramatic/make abstract issues more concrete?
2. Is there any repetition? - emphasis on key words/phrases/clauses, making headlines and text more dramatic or notable?
3. Are there any puns used to attract attention? - humorous, clever, informal, colloquial?
1. Does capitalization attract readers?
2. Is there any variation in print size and why?
3. Is any color used?
These are just some of the features that yo need to answer in order to analyze the article.
It actually is an economic article, but with some political issues.As regards genre, I thought it is an economic newspaper article (are their any other genres that are more fitting?).
You are on a right track. Why don't you analyze the whole text step by step as mentioned above, and then post it to discuss it?
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