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    Star Spangled Banner

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    Many people hail “The Star Spangled Banner” as the greatest piece of American music. The audiences of America’s national anthem seem, instinctively, eager to express their respect by embracing the notion to remove their hats and stand up. However, not many people ponder over the question of what “The Star Spangled Banner” truly means. What does it mean? Why does it deserve so much reverence and honor? What exceptional difference allows it to prevail over the masterpieces of prominent composers

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    Over the years people have often questioned our national anthem. The real question is should the national anthem be the Star Spangled Banner, or America the Beautiful? Let’s go back and take a look at history on both songs. Major George Armistead arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in June, 1813, to take command of Fort McHenry. Fort McHenry was built so it could guard the water entrance to the city. George Armistead ordered Mary Pickersgill, a flag maker from Baltimore, to sew two flags for the fort:

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    all the American Patriotic Songs, that I had to chose to become the national anthem, I would make The Star-Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key to remain the national anthem for the United States of America. The Star Spangled Banner is a perfect song for our national anthem. A few reasons why this song should be/stay our national anthem is because in the lyrics The Star Spangled Banner talks about the American Flag and how it was still there, and Fort Mchenry never gave up. Every single

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    The Author of the Star Spangled Banner

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    ”(McCoy 2). Although Francis Scott Key is a prominent name in our country’s history, just as author Victor Weybright states, he’s “famous” for only one reason. This is, of course, being the author our country’s beloved national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. But the truth is, he was a lot more, as a lawyer, a district attorney, a member of the American Colonization Society, and a war veteran Key has made a much greater contribution to the making of our country then he is given credit for. And

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    the flag maintains. The poem the “Star- Spangled Banner” is a prime example of how the American flag portrays freedom and hope for Americans, both in the past and present. The passion that forged this nation remains today, due to the influence of the “Star- Spangled Banner.” Popularly known as the “National Anthem,” Francis Scott Key’s “Star- Spangled Banner” uses form, sound and symbolism to tell the story of high hopes in America. In the “Star- Spangled Banner” sound plays a compelling role in

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    “Land of the free and the home of the brave.” This line has represented the United States for decades. These words were captured in The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key and since 1913, the United States has adopted The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem. We have used the Red, White, and Blue as one of our nation’s symbols. It has fifty stars, to represent the number of states we have in our Union. The military pledges its allegiance to the flag and the country which it represents

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    not by that name. Over the years since it was written, The Defense of Fort McHenry has become a part of American culture. The Star-Spangled Banner, as it is now known, is sung at sporting events and gatherings across the country but usually not sung in its entirety. Unknown too many Americans is there are actually four verses to our national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” became a well known and loved patriotic song but it would take 117 years before it would become our national anthem. In the

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    of the people in a particular state. It is mostly used during a national important day and military honours. National anthem also serve as an important identity and unifying factor as a country. One of the well-known national anthem is “The Star - Spangled Banner”, which is the national anthem of United States of America (USA). The history behind the anthem can be traced back to 1812. Back then, United States of America had already its independence of the British Empire. Not even three decades after

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    Francis Scott Key with the Star Spangled Banner, Peter Blair with the Woodchopper’s Ball, and Carmen Dragon with America the Beautiful. This concert was centered on giving thanks to the veterans that serve or have served our country, and I thought it would be a unique experience to attend. I was moved by all the veterans that stood up in the audience to be recognized. One of the artists I would like to take a closer look at is Francis Scott Key with the Star Spangled Banner. I believe that this song

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    which the poem seems to be written. Works Cited Cummings,E. E. “next to of coursegod america I.” Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. 9th ed. Edgar V. Roberts. Pearson Education, 2009. 665-666. print. Key, Francis Scott.“The Star Spangled Banner.”Holland 1912. 1-1. Poetry Archive. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.

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