Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

Linda Glaser


"Give me your tired, your terrible
Your huddled plenty craving to respire unfastened . . . "

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved via an inflow of immigrants from jap Europe, wrote a sonnet that gave a voice to the Statue of Liberty.  initially a present from France to have fun our shared nationwide struggles for liberty, the statue, because of Emma's poem, came to define us as a state that welcomes immigrants. The text of that now well-known poem, "The New Colossus," seems to be during this free-verse biography, illustrated in an exquisite folk paintings style. 
 
The New Colossus by means of Emma Lazarus has been chosen as a typical middle textual content Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Poetry)

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