The New Colossus Poem Analysis

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Immigrants are what make the United States the greatest country in the world. However, in the poem The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus and Alabanza, by Martin Espada the authors express how immigrants try to come to America to find a new beginning to change their world, but the immigrants do not understand they are being mistreated and not recognized if the immigrants do not have papers. In contrast, one of these works contains power and the other resistance. Overall, both of these works have one thing in common: they both talk about immigrants and the struggle of being one.
First, The New Colossus written by Emma Lazarus is talking about immigrants coming to the United States to find a new beginning which their country could not offer them.
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In the poem, The New Colossus, the Statue of Liberty describes immigrants as poor people. Also, they are called refuse, which means trash from the other countries. The Statue of Liberty the author complains about why the United States accepts the trash from other countries. This was also displayed in Alabanza, where the workers would have to work hours in the kitchen to be able to feed their families for low pay because most of the workers were undocumented. They were also oppressed because America viewed them as poor from all the hours they had to work to get little money. Plus, with them being undocumented, it was like they were invisible. Both poems talk about immigration where people from other countries would come the United States to change their lives because their country could not offer them a better future. Both poems had a representation of a light house. In Alabanza, it was the light house in Fajardo, which lights up the most wretched parts of the sea. That light helped immigrants find the right path of success, and it was the same for the Statue of Liberty because of the famous burning torch, giving immigrants to look at it. The light of the torch provided the light to find themselves success in the land of
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