Her poem “The New Colossus” grew, at least in part, out of her advocacy for Jewish immigrants. 1. The poem might be saying something about rights and freedom. 2. The source is Emma Lazarus, and it’s important to know she was a renowned author and poet who fight for the right of immigrants. Poetry The The fact that it was published in 1883 is important because there were different rules and attitudes about immigration. 1883 by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name The Statue of Liberty is called the mother of Exiles because she adopts and cares for the immigrants. The torch symbolize her openness. Why is the Statue of Liberty called “the Mother of Exiles” and what does the evidence from the poem as a basis for your answer. Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame, “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp! ” cries she Hyphen Writers use a hyphen to Join two or more words in order to create a single adjective or concept. Notice some examples from the poem: sea-washed, world-wide, air-bridge, tempest-tossed. These words are compound adjectives. When preceding the noun they modify, compound adjectives are hyphenated. When following the noun, they may not be. Check a reference to be sure. With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! ” The American Dream 9 5. As you read the following speech, annotate the text for key ideas and details used by the speaker to describe America and its promise to the people of the world. How do Roosevelt words connect to the imagery of the previous texts? United States. He delivered the following address in 1936 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Speech Address on the Occasion of the
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty October 28, 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1 “… It is the memory of all these eager seeking millions that makes this one of America’s places of great romance. Looking down this great harbor I like to think of the countless numbers of inbound vessels that have made this port. I like to think of the men and women who, with the break of dawn off Sandy Hook, have strained their eyes to the west for a first glimpse of the New World. 3 They came to us speaking many tongues?but a single language, the universal.