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The New Colossus

"The New Colossus" is what's called a Petrarchan sonnet consisting of fourteen lines with a rhyme scheme of abbaabba in the octet, and cdcdcd in the sestet. In keeping with sonnets of this type,...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2017 11:09 am UTC

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The New Colossus

In the opening lines of the poem, the speaker says that the eponymous "New Colossus" is "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, / With conquering limbs astride from land to land." This is an...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 6:09 pm UTC

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The New Colossus

The "brazen giant of Greek fame" mentioned in the first line of Lazarus's poem is the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Colossus was about the same size as the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021 11:30 pm UTC

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The New Colossus

Traditionally, a sonnet consists of fourteen lines, divided up between an octave (eight lines) and a sestet (six lines). The octave sets up a problem, and the sestet provides some kind of...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2018 6:03 am UTC

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The New Colossus

Writing a 1,500-2,000 word paper requires creating a strong structure or outline and including metadiscourse to guide your reader through the paper. Your first step is to come up with a central...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016 10:47 pm UTC

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The New Colossus

Let’s start with a quick overview of the two poets in question. Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) was born into a wealthy Jewish family in New York City. As a young poet, she became aware of anti-Semitic...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016 9:35 pm UTC

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The New Colossus

I would compare them based on how they express hope. Look at each. Which ones seem more hopeful to you? What hope is the speaker expressing? How does this compare to the others? Are you...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2011 5:44 am UTC

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