Friday, April 5, 2024

Celebrating America during National Poetry Month

TED-ed: "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

An animated interpretation of Emma Lazarus' poem "New Colossus"

For an analysis of this poem, watch this video:

This animation is part of our series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life's biggest feelings. Check out the full series here:

More Resources

American English at State: Poetry Resources

Angel Island Immigration Station: Poems and Inscriptions

Facing History: Angel Island Poetry

Gilder Lehrman Institute: "America the Beautiful," 1893

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