Rhetorical Analysis: A Dream For The Nation

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A Dream for the Nation Michaelangelo Landgrave and Alex Nowrasteh (2017), a doctoral student in political science and an immigration policy analyst, argue in their informative article The DREAMer Incarceration Rate that DREAMers are less crime-prone than Native-born Americans. Landgrave’s and Nowrasteh’s (2017) purpose is to insist that Congress should expand the parameters of a future legalization for DREAMers. They employ logos, ethos, as well as juxtaposition, in order to convey to their readers the idea that DREAMers are less crime-prone than Native-born Americans. In their article, Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) employ the use of credibility of the speaker. Using pathos, the appeal to character, the authors establish the claim that DREAMers…show more content…
As Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) illustrate, “Incarceration rates by race and ethnicity paint a more nuanced picture.” (pg. 2). The rhetorical strategy of imagery works in this specific example because it paints a problem with many different perspectives and meanings. In other words, the legalization of DREAMers should be considered because the beneficiaries are less crime-prone than either DREAMers or natives. Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) implement imagery into their argument in order to persuade their audience by letting them visualize the amazing and safe future with new members of our country being less crime-prone and previous legal citizens. Having that lasting vision of the possible world leaves the reader yearning for the world that could be. This rhetorical strategy induces the feelings of yearning and hope for a brighter future as a nation together. By creating this feeling, the audience feels propelled to aid DREAMers with their legalization in order to have a future in our nation together. Thus, how imagery assists with the idea that DREAMers are less crime-prone than Native-born Americans. Given all these points, it can be derived that ethos, logos, and imagery were implemented in the article in order to successfully persuade the audience. Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) both use well-recognized organizations, as well as testable facts to support outlook in DREAMers legalization. Nevertheless, creating vivid images of the better future of tomorrow with DREAMers by our side paints a full picture as to why DREAMers are less crime-prone and should be accepted into our country. After all, aren’t we all human beings working hard for our
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