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The Colossus

The Colossus


by Sylvia Plath

The Colossus: Anatomy of a Statue True or False

1. Which part of the statue does the speaker say is filled with silt? -> ears
2. What part of the body does the speaker compare to tumuli? -> eyes
3. What word does the speaker use to describe the statue's hair? -> acanthine
4. In which part of the statue does the speaker spend her nights? -> nose
5. Under which body part does the speaker say the sun rises? -> tongue