Song Analysis Of Francis Scott Key's National Anthem

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Francis Scott Key was the lyricist of the National Anthem. He was born on August 1, 1779 and died on January 11, 1843. He was born in London but migrated to Maryland and grew up to own six slaves. He was an American lawyer, author, and young poet. Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem during the war of 1812 when he was kidnapped for trying to save a dear friend of his from the British. The Anthem was written during the war of 1812. Francis Scott Key was held captive by the British because he went to save a dear friend of his from them. While Francis was pleading, he overheard some of the British’s plans to surprise attack America and the British could not risk letting him go so they decided to hold him until after the attack. Francis…show more content…
Each word and each phrase represents so much about America. It is about our home, fighting to become the peaceful and loved country it now is. All of the citizens of this beautiful country should love, care and support it. We go through hard times but these times fit us to who we have become, united. One phrase in the song, “Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” shows how our flag still waved through so many hardships and proved that the people united creates the land of the free and the home of the brave. Another quote from the song, “A home and a country should leave us no more?” tells us that we all should know that America and it provides us with so much we need to live a happy and safe life. America is both a home and a country. A home is something that makes you feel safe and happy, America is more than that. The third quote, “Between the lov’d homes, and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land, Praise the pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!” explains to people that we are fighting for our home, the war is over and we will always find victory and peace in our home, we have power inside us, united as

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