In this assignment there will be an analysis of the effectiveness of the rhetorical devices used in two of the articles in the assignment. First, I will address two of the rhetorical devices that were presented in “Ban Outsourcing? Bad Idea” by Manjeet Kripalani. Second, I will review the rhetorical devices that were presented in the article “Outsourcing: the good, the bad and the inevitable”, by Cindy Kibbe. The articles are both strong in opinion and detail with persuasive arguments; the analysis will review the validity, logic, accuracy, misleading statements, ambiguity, and credibility of each article.
Ban Outsourcing? Bad Idea by Manjeet Kripalani
Accomplished journalist, Manjeet Kripalani, in the article, “Ban Outsourcing? Bad Idea”, describes positive impact of the United States (U.S.) outsourcing information technology positions to India and how this can benefit both the United States and India. Kripalani’s purpose is to provide readers a valid viewpoint of the positive impact on the economy in India. She generates a euphemistic approach on the communication to her readers that the United States politicians use this subject or their own gain.
In the first statement, Kripalani utilized the rhetorical device of emotional association, “But U.S. politicians better watch out they don't invoke a backlash, India-style” (Kripalani, 2004). The emotional association is brought to the reader’s attention as she is from India, so her emotional attachment to the country is strong. The strong innuendo that is stated with the “backlash, Indian style” (Kripalani, 2004) is definitely a negative statement of something that is not directly explained in the article. It is not mentioned what the backlash would be if the United States did not stop the negative talk of outsourcing to India for Information system support. This argument due to it’ extreme vagueness is construed as ambiguous, as here are not definite facts that are stated that would tell the readers what the meaning is behind the backlash. Also, the article does not provide the details of what the outcome would be is they use the “India Style”. There is misleading information provided, as there is not validity to the backlash that is stated.
The second statement, Kripalani used the loaded language and comparisons, “Just as jobs are a crucial issue in the upcoming U.S. election, jobs are an issue in India, too” (Kripalani, 2004). The loaded language and comparisons are used to make the readers beliefs and feelings affected by what it is compared to. It is a type of association to an issue that they also have to deal with on a personal level. This will also try to clarify the claim that is made by Kripalani in her article. This statement is effective in the persuasion on the sheer fact that many countries in 2004 were in fact feeling the economic issues. Even if this statement contains truth to the times, it is can be considered a group ambiguous statement as it is made to a group of...