For Pelosi, diversity is both the existing strength of America and its source of revitalization. To refuse to hear this cry of affliction, Weil continues, is the gravest injustice one might do to another. It is a response that anticipates the cries of affliction that it knows are coming.
And the book seems particularly timely as we read the story of Noah in synagogue this weekend. One is on the tablet Lady Liberty holds in her left arm, and the other is on a bronze plaque displayed at the Statue of Liberty exhibit.
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What the poem does, through its shifts in figurative language from comparison to personification, is just as important as what it says explicitly.
The language of diversity and inclusion has become one of the prominent means by which the nation currently manages its political and economic crises by seizing the power of moving bodies as human capital. Inscription on the Statue of Liberty's Tablet The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in her uplifted right hand and a tablet cradled in her left arm.
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Eggers offers us a mixture of normal-looking paragraphs and free verse. In 1883, in an effort to raise the money to construct the pedestal, Emma Lazarus wrote a poem called "The New Colossus.
It is more at home in the conversations, translations, and negotiations between national literatures than in the creation or renewal of national eminence. When the Statue of Liberty Exhibit opened in 1986, the plaque containing Lazarus's poem was moved to the exhibit along with the original torch and flame, although the flame had been greatly altered by that point.
Like this, early on: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
The sonnet, in contrast, is a flexible, traveling form, one that moved from Italy to England. A Petrarchan sonnet is an awkward vehicle for defenses of American greatness. The first two lines refer to the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue of the Greek god Helios, which stood in the city of Rhodes in Greece.
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To place Lazarus in that lineage is to see her poem as something more than a competing vision of American greatness, as Comey and others would have it. This statue, which was about 107 feet tall, was one of the tallest statues in the ancient world, and was therefore considered one of its seven wonders. It reads: Sonnet by Emma Lazarus The granite pedestal upon which the statue stands is 89 feet tall.