I am learning French and am finally getting to where I can play around with more difficult grammatical concepts. I understand that ending a verb using "ant" generally means that two actions are taking place simultaneously, or one action occurs while another is happening. So here is where I am confused: the French name for the Statue of Liberty is <<La Liberté eclairant le monde>> and I would like to understand why we use "-ant" in this case, because if I were to translate the phrase "Liberty enlightening the world," I would say <<La liberté eclaire le monde.>> Is the use of "ant" poetic, or was it possibly used in the past but it's not now? Is there perhaps a rule I haven't studied yet that explains this usage? Thank you!