97 Orchard Street Tenement Tour



Tenement Museum Tour

Read the Emma Lazarus's poem and answer the questions below.

    The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

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                                        5

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon?hand

Glows world?wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air?bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,                              10

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Answer each question in complete sentences.


1.   What is the name of the woman who stands "at our sea?washed, sunset gates"?

2.   Whom or what does the Mother of Exiles ask "ancient lands" (line 10) to give her?

3.   What might be the feelings of the Mother of Exiles toward the "huddled masses" (line 11)?

Support your answer with evidence from the text.


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