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Teaching The New Colossus

The New Colossus

"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), written in 1883. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Emma Lazarus
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What does the contrast between the 'new colossus' and the old one suggest about the United States?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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