Understanding Liberty

Background Information

Created By: Caitlyn Williams

August Bartholdi is a french sculptor best known for designing the Statue Of Liberty. Bartholdi was born on August 2, 1834 in colmar, france. Unfortunately he died at the age of 70 on October 4, 1904 in paris, france. From 1855 to 1856 Bartholdi embarked on a life changing trip through out Europe and the Middle East with some fellow artists. On the trip he discovered his passion for large-scale public monuments and colossal sculptures. Then in 1865 he was offered a job, Eudorard de laboulaye proposed that a monument be made to represent freedom and democracy for the united states of america. In 1870 he started designing for the statue of liberty enlightening the world.

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The statue of liberty is in New York. The statue of liberty is on ellis island.

The person who wrote this poem is emma lazarus. The purpose of her writing this is to describe what the statue of liberty has done for us. The statue of liberty has gave us a symbol of our freedom and has given people more hope. We got the statue of liberty as a gift.

Some examples of figurative language is imagery. The poem is describing the statue of liberty giving a picture of what she looks like. The poem is also using a rhyme because it is a rhyming poem. It shows a rhyming pattern.

The central idea of the story is the statue of liberty because it helps people believe in freedom.

:VOCABULARY in the poem:

-Exiles: People who are forced to live in another country.

-Yearning: Feeling longing for: painfully wanting something.

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