Compare Rhetorical Appeals

In this practice exercise, write an essay of 500 to 750 words that examines the use of the rhetorical appeals in the two sources you read about the Statue of Liberty: Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” and Dan Sanchez’s “Mass Producing Huddled Masses”.

Your essay should address these questions:

  1. Which work uses rhetorical strategies more effectively?
  2. Which rhetorical strategy is more powerful in terms of supporting the author’s claim or main idea?

Support your argument with specific examples from each work.