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New Colossus, Version 2

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New Colossus, Version 2 by Emma Lazarus is a powerful and thought-provoking collection of poems that explore themes of immigration, identity, and cultural heritage. The poems are beautifully written, with vivid imagery and emotionally resonant language that draws the reader in from the very first page.

Lazarus's poems offer a unique perspective on the immigrant experience, highlighting the struggles, triumphs, and complexities of leaving one's homeland in search of a better life. The poems are a poignant reminder of the sacrifices that immigrants make and the challenges they face as they navigate a new country and culture.

One of the standout qualities of this collection is Lazarus's ability to capture the essence of the immigrant experience with honesty and compassion. Her poems are both deeply personal and universal, touching on themes of belonging, loss, and resilience that will resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Overall, New Colossus, Version 2 is a captivating and timely collection that offers a fresh perspective on the immigrant experience. Lazarus's powerful voice and poignant storytelling make this book a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of immigration and cultural identity.

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My Grandma's father arrived in this country through New York City, and often spoke to my dad, when he was a boy, of what it was like to first see the Statue of Liberty. Most of my relatives arrived through Philadelphia or Boston, and didn't get to see the the "mighty woman with the torch" until later life, on vacation trips to New York City, when she was a must-see for them all. My Grandma always loved this Emma Lazarus poem, so I read this one especially for her, but also for all the other family members who came here "yearning to breathe free". And for those just like my family, who are still "♫♪coming to America, today♫♪".

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