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`The new Colossus´ by Emma Lazarus

Analysis

 

The Italian Sonnet `The new Colossus´ written by Emma Lazarus and released in 1883 deals with the Statue of Liberty in America and immigration to America in the 19th century. In the first stanza the Statue of Liberty is compared to the Colossus of Rhodes which is the “brazen giant of Greek fame” (l. 1).

But by the use of the negation “not” in front of the quotation above it becomes obvious that the poet is not talking of the ancient Colossus, which depicted/represented the sun god Helios, and which stood at the entrance of the harbour of Rhodes with spread legs, letting the ships passing by below.

This is described in the first two lines.

From the last two lines of the stanza up to the end the Statue of Liberty is described and it is said where it is located, what it stands for and which symbolic meaning it has. That is what the poem is about and what will be analysed in the following.

To begin with, the poem is a sonnet because it has two stanzas containing four lines and two stanzas containing three lines. It becomes evident that the poem is divided into two parts. The poem is grouped into two sense units, the first two - and t.....[read full text]

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This idea is backed up by the alliteration in “world-wide welcome” (l.7) to glow in the “beacon-hand” of the Statue of Liberty. It is used to get the reader keep the words in mind.

Furthermore, in line 7, there is another personification and metaphor which says that “her mild eyes command” but the Statue of Liberty is made of stone and can’t have mild eyes that command. This description gives the Statue the character of a warm- hearted but also determined person.

Then, in line 8 the reader is confronted with a metaphorical meaning: “The air-bridged harbour that twin cities frame”. This sentence lets the reader think about its meaning because it is very difficult understand the message. The twin cities the poet refers to are New York and Brooklyn because Brooklyn was a separate city and with the air-bridge the Brooklyn Bridge could be meant which was opened the same year when Emma Lazar.....[read full text]

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All in all, the poem contains a great deal of imagery and contrasts but also metaphors. The final message of the poem is that all refugees and homeless are invited to America and will be welcomed sincerely. But in my opinion the poem is not convincing because today we know that people aren’t and weren’t treated equally and fairly in the American Past because people from the African origin, for example, were used as slaves until 1865 and the were suppressed by the rest of the society. As a result, America as an open-minded nation in the past and also in the present is a pipe dream.

The poem can be classified as a patriotic poem because the author only mentions positive aspects of America.

As a conclusion, the reader sees the Statue of Liberty as a national symbol of America which stands for the ideals and hopes the Americans have. Furthermore the reader does not get to know anything about human rights abuse in American history. Today we know what happened but at the time the poem was released most of the people who immigrated were l.....[read full text]

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