The new Colossus

The new Colossus is written a sonnet to money for the building of the landing of the liberty statue, from Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887), in the year 1883, as contribution to an art collection, which had the goal , to collect in New York.

Emergency like the brazen giant OF Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from country ton country;
Here RK our sea washed, sunset gate sound stood
for A mighty woman with A torch, whose Fleming
Is the imprisonedlightning, and ago name
MON ago OF of exile. From ago beacon hand
Glows world wide welcome; mildly eyes COMMAND The
air bridged harbor that ago twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient country, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give ME your tired, yourpoor,
Your huddled measure yearning ton breathe free,
The wretched refuse OF your teeming shores.
Send thesis, the homeless, tempest tossed to tons of ME:
I elevator my lamp beside the golden door. “
Refer the title and the two first lines of the poemitself on the Koloss of Rhodos, one of the seven world miracles. The poem treats the millions of immigrants, who came into the United States of America (many of them over Ellis Iceland in the port of New York), andthe identity of the United States as avowed immigrant nation. A bronze board with the poem is since 1903 at the landing of the liberty statue.


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