TITLE

Active and Passive Citizenship in Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus" and Judith Ortiz Cofer's "The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica."

AUTHOR(S)
Morris, Daniel
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Papers on Language & Literature;Summer2012, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented which offers criticism on the 1883 poem "The New Colossus" by American poet Emma Lazarus, and the 1993 poem "The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica" by Puerto Rican poet Judith Ortiz Cofer. The author focuses on the depiction of immigration in the poem, suggesting that Lazarus depicts immigrants to the U.S. as passive citizens, while Cofer's poem offers a revised image of immigrants. Also discussed are ethical implications of Lazarus's poem in using a European style.
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79728956

 

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