"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free", is uniquely identified with the Statue of Liberty and is inscribed on a plaque in the museum in the base.
This inscription is know as the "The New Colossus" and was written by Emma Lazarus.
"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887),
... on the plaque hanging inside the Statue of Liberty since its unveiling in 1903.
Statue of Liberty National Monument. Emma Lazarus' Famous Poem. A poem by
Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet. within the pedestal on which the statue ...
The Statue of Liberty Poem. “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus. Between
1820 and 1920, approximately 34 million persons immigrated to the United
As a teenager, she began translating the poems of Victor Hugo, Heinrich Heine,
... off as a fundraiser for the building of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Also known as the Statue of Liberty poem, New Colossus and its famous last
lines have become part of American history. Here is the sonnet in its entirety:.
Source: Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings (2002). back to top
... Discover this poem's context and related poetry, articles, and media.
National Park Service, Statue of Liberty NM ... family of Portuguese Sephardic
Jewish descent, Emma Lazarus was the poet who wrote "The New Colossus.
Statue of Liberty poem by Emma Lazarus provided by Legal Language Services.
In fact, Lazarus' sonnet to the Statue of Liberty was hardly noticed until after her
death, when a patron of the New York arts found it tucked into a small portfolio of