The controversy about the race of the Statue of Liberty has been a a ongoing battle for years. Some people think that the statue was modeled after a caucasian woman , some people think she was modeled after a African American woman. After years of weathering and aging the statue has turned to a beautiful green color from is orginal copper color. The statue has several aspect that makes me think that she was modeled after a african American woman. The statue of liberty has chains at her feet, she was original brown, and she was giving to us from france.
The poem is about immigrants coming to America. In the poem, it says “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free(665).” The tired and poor are people from other countries who are coming to America. They want to be free from whatever country or trouble they are facing. America is letting them come in and be free. This shows that even though all these people are from different countries, are different religions and different races they all share the same goal of being free. They can all come together and have a similarity of being Americans. It also says in the poem “Here at our sea-washed , sunset gates shall stand a might woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles (665).” The Mother of Exiles is the Statue of Liberty. She has called this because all, different people have left their native country to be free and be American. All the immigrants are from different parts of the world, but they are exiled and leave for the freedom. They have a similarity of being
Because the poem is long, it won’t be quoted extensively here, but it is attached at the end of the paper for ease of reference. Instead, the paper will analyze the poetic elements in the work, stanza by stanza. First, because the poem is being read on-line, it’s not possible to say for certain that each stanza is a particular number of lines long. Each of several versions looks different on the screen; that is, there is no pattern to the number of lines in each stanza. However, the stanzas are more like paragraphs in a letter than
Although this is a short poem, there are so many different meanings that can come from the piece. With different literary poetic devices such as similes, imagery, and symbolism different people take away different things from the poem. One of my classmates saw it as an extended metaphor after searching for a deeper connection with the author. After some research on the author, we came to learn that the
In her poem Lazarus juxtaposes the symbol of the United States, the Statue of Liberty, with one of the most important symbols of the Greek and Roman era, the Colossus of Rhodes. As described in Lazarus’ poem the Statue of Liberty welcomed thousands upon thousand of immigrants, who were in search of a better life, to the United States. The Colossus
The Statue of Liberty was created on October 28th of 1886 and currently stands in Liberty Island in New York. The statues torch is made of gold, the internal framework is composed of steel and wrought iron, and the external body is composed of copper. The outside portion is composed of copper that has naturally oxidized over time and has gained its signature green color. The Statue of Liberty is relatively large standing at over three hundred feet tall from base to the tip of the the torch.
A statue constructed in the name of liberty arose from the expansive Atlantic more than a century ago. The values of equality and justice coupled with the promises of freedom remain immoveable like the cooper medium and the stone foundation of which the statue arises. An icon ingrained it the spirit of the United States, the Statue of Liberty is the physical representation of American ideals. It is the “light of liberty” that illuminates the path for the “tired,” and the “poor,” seeking shelter from the shadows of tyranny and persecution. The statue has been symbol of hope in a better future and a new beginning to immigrants seeking a fresh start. Ideals, along with the symbols that represent them, however are merely man made. And like the
The speaker then contrasts this by using diction. The speaker uses a lot of allusions in this poem from other stories or poems. The first to be mentioned was in the seventh stanza. "And one, to wake the mirth in Lesbia's gaze". Lesbia is referred to the love of the Roman poet, Gaius Valerius Catullus. The line means to wake the happiness in her gaze, also known as the emotion of love. Another allusion is mentioned in the twelfth line. "In the proud Parian's perpetuity". The allusion in reality means the most famous Greek sculptures that were carved out. In the poem however, it seemed to show an expression of looking down your life as if you were going down the halls to look at the sculptures.
The Statue of Liberty has a poem written by Emma Lazarus at its foundation containing a few lines, “Give me your tired, your poor,/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!” It was put there as a message of hope for the immigrants looking for a new life in America, making their way in the world. The system that America has for welcoming immigrants into this land does exactly that: welcomes them, gives them a home, along with refuge. There should not be stricter immigration laws because immigration is an ideal way of producing and portraying opportunity, safety, and diversity.
To better understand this poem some history about London during the time the poem was written is helpful. London was the “. . . undisputed cultural, economic, religious, educational, and political center” of England in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. It was a city of “warehouses, docks, factories, prisons,
and that he believes them. The poem also translates into how living in the city is toilsome and that the city is unrelenting. On the other hand it shows how the city can be prosperous and happy with the city’s disadvantages. in the second half of the poem it’s telling how nomatter what is wrong with the city, the people are still proud of who they are.
There are few objects that can be compared to the significance of the figure known as the Statue of Liberty. It is one of the greatest works of its time and still stands today as a meaningful entity of independence to the world. The statue is a great tribute to the concept of global freedom that had its roots in America. It was created to display the worldwide objective of peace and tranquility. The fact that another model of this icon stands today in a world capital shows the effect that this figure has inscribed upon the world. In addition, it represents the ideas that the United States was built upon and those that the people have lived by to this very day. Its most paramount features in its role through American history are its
To start of, the poem has an appeal of imagination and has many features that show this. First of, we have numerous metaphors, "I am a thousand winds that blow" and "I am the diamond glints on snow" are examples. These metaphors are indirectly comparing him to the greatness, to the amounts of them, trying to relate to us by telling us how he is everywhere. He might not be here in person but he is all around as used in the metaphors the wind, in the snow, in sunlight that ripens the grains everywhere. Second, the poem has the symbol of "do not stand at my