A famous sonnet written to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, Rick and Luke discuss how The New Colossus set out the symbolism and impact of the Statue of Liberty for generations. Still today, Liberty Enlightening the World exists as a symbol of the uniquely American idea of liberty and provides refuge to those suffering around the world.
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