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The Colossus

The Colossus


by Sylvia Plath

The Colossus: The Classic Quiz True or False

1. In what ancient city did the real Colossus once stand? -> Rhodes
2. To what hub of the Roman Empire does the poem allude? -> the Forum
3. What ancient wise person does the poem reference? -> an oracle
4. To what trilogy of Greek tragedies does the poem allude? -> the Oresteia
5. Which of the following describes the decorative stone work alluded to in the poem? -> acanthine