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:
- Which work uses rhetorical strategies more effectively?
- 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.