The Star-Spangled Banner Essays

  • The Star Spangled Banner

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    The national anthem is a tradition which represents the independence of our country. Throughout the U.S., the Star Spangled Banner is sung before sporting events to represent the respect for our flag and soldiers.The Star Spangled Banner became the nation’s official national anthem in 1931. Also, the national anthem is required to play before every National Football League game. A national anthem is one of the most important aspects of a country’s independent status. Kneeling or locking arms during

  • Analysis Of The Star Spangled Banner

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    Today, sang at patriotic and sporting events, the “Star-Spangled Banner” is officially the United States of America’s national anthem. The original poem was written by Francis Scott Key in the 19th century, and “his words told of an exciting sea battle. They also celebrated a great military upset on land, one that filled all Americans with pride” (Sonneborn 20). Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a powerful anthem for the United States because

  • Star Spangled Banner: A Necessary Analysis

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    professional NFL player decided to kneel before it. Quickly the news spread and made people have different opinions on his actions as if whether it was disrespectful or a proper way to state something. I believe that taking a knee through the "Star Spangled Banner" is acceptable for two reasons; both because talking part of a silent protects in only Kaepernick 's form of exercising his constitutional right to say and because it draws awareness about how things within our country that still need to change

  • Argumentative Essay: The Star Spangled Banner

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    The Star-Spangled Banner was recognized for official use by the U.S in 1889. Since then it has been something widely respected in the U.S. Recently though people have began kneeling or refusing to stand during the Star Spangled banner. Kneeling during the national anthem should not be allowed. Some athletes have done this as a form of protest in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement. But this is a form of disrespect towards this country and its armed forces. As well as an unnecessary risk,

  • Francis Scott Key's The Star-Spangled Banner

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    Today, sang at patriotic and sporting events, the “Star-Spangled Banner” is officially the United States of America’s national anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote the original poem in the 19th century, and “his words told of an exciting sea battle. They also celebrated a great military upset on land, one that filled all Americans with pride” (Sonneborn 20). Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a powerful anthem for the United States because

  • Freedom In Henry Ford's The Star Spangled Banner

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    Everyone is supposed to stand up and put their right hand over their heart when the Star Spangled Banner is sung or played to show respect for our soldiers, but some football teams are not in this case. This issue with standing up for the Star Spangled Banner, goes along with the issue of the College or University Football Players not standing up for the loved ones that died fighting for their freedoms and rights. Everyone

  • The Star Spangled Banner: A Theoretical Analysis

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    Over the course of the past few weeks, multiple NFL players and teams have been kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists during “The Star Spangled Banner”. The players that have been participating in this state that it’s a movement to protest the racial injustice in America. In response to this movement, many people have stated that it is disrespectful towards the American Flag and the troops that are currently fighting and have fought in the past. Also, Donald Trump has stated that it is important

  • Comparing Poems 'Star Spangled Banner And' Let America Be America Again

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    Frances Scott Key’s, “Star Spangled Banner” and Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America Again” are poems from two American poets, but describe two very different American viewpoints. Using the poems’ structures, and poetic techniques, and overall messages, both Keys and Hughes demonstrate their unique perspectives about America that are both historically significant to helping readers better understand our country’s history. Our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” was actually a poem originally

  • How Did Francis Scott Key Wrote The Star Spangled Banner

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    Fort McHenry and “The Star Spangled Banner” Have you ever wondered why Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”? There is a wonderful story behind how “The Star Spangled Banner” was written. During the night of September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the greatest song ever written. Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”. He was an American lawyer and an amatuer verse writer(Goertzen,p853). He wrote the song during the War of 1812. The original flag from

  • The Star Spangled Banner Analysis

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    The Star- Spangled Banner: How Our National Anthem Came to Be When dark times arose during the War of 1812 and America started losing hope, a young man wrote what is now America’s national anthem. Every now and then, a national anthem will be about a hero or a battle of freedom; however, the majority of national anthems speak of past events in their country (Georgiady and Romano 5). Americans needed a sign of hope and strength during the fight against Britain and Francis Scott Key accepted the

  • The Star-Spangled Banner Analysis

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    “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock,” Sherman Alexie, the author, depicts a very rare, but normal image of a Native American family. Victor, the narrator, father beat a National Guard solider during an anti-Vietnam war rally. The incident was documented, seeing that his father a Native American. In result of this incident, Victor’s father was imprisoned for two years. After being released from being imprisoned, the

  • The Star-Spangled Banner Summary

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    The American culture is demonstrated throughout the museum’s exhibits of the “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “Food Transforming the American Table”, “The First Ladies”, “Within The Walls” and “General Motors Hall of Transportation” as a patriotic, driven, determined and tenacious country that has fought and worked courageously to be in the position of power it is today. The flag represents freedom and nationalism to the American people. Since the flag raised on 1814, it has served as an inspiration and

  • The Star-Spangled Banner: Music Analysis

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    I do consider Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to be a valid example of music (not simply noise and absence of noise, strung together). This particular instance of music vs. noise seems more cut-and-dry than some of the lesser-known musical stylings we’ve experienced this week, because Hendrix is an internationally-acclaimed musician who used a well-accepted musical instrument, the electric guitar, to play the historically and culturally validated US national anthem. However

  • Poem Analysis: The Star Spangled Banner

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    I have always thought of the Star Spangled Banner to be just a song that represents our country and troops. Now that I see the whole back story of the the beautiful poem it changed my entire perspective of the song. The Star Spangled Banner not only represents the Country that we live and the troops that die to keep us safe, but it represents the lives that got taken from the brave soldiers of 1812. Knowing that even though they were given a warning of the flag they stood up and said “no I choose

  • Star-Spangled Banner: Poem Analysis

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    “Star spangled Banner” was written by Marvin Gaye and composed by John Stafford smith . In 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics while he detained on a british ship in baltimore. Key who was on a diplomatic mission was inspired after witnessing the American victory at Fort McHenry which Key believed was an impossible task. And before it became our anthem, it was an American drinking tune, too. Back in the days before national media, one of the best ways for a politico to reach the common man was

  • The Star Spangled Banner: Song Analysis

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    "The Star-Spangled Banner" has made its way into tradition since the 1900's for the National sports to play before a game begins honoring our country and the people who have served it. Therefore when the quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick did not stand when the song was played people wondered why and some support him while others were against him. "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know I am a black man in a white world," wrote Jackie Robinson in his autobiography

  • Personal Narrative-'The Star Spangled Banner'

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    Five tourists visiting Hawaii embark on a relaxing tour lasting for a mere three hours. Ominous clouds surround the tiny ship; an unforgettable storm approaches. The ship is quickly thrown into the tempest amongst torrential rain and brutal winds. The two-man crew courageously wrestle the storm and battle the tumultuous ocean waves with little success, but their brave acts are not in vain; the crew’s valiant efforts ensure the ship's survival. The ship crashes into an uncharted island completely

  • Francis Scott Key's The Star Spangled Banner

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    The Star - Spangled Banner is an anthem that is known by almost every American. Although most everyone is familiar with the anthem, not many people are familiar with the life of the man who wrote it. By choosing to write about Francis Scott Key, it is my goals to understand his life and dive more deeply into what he may have inspired him the night that he composed the anthem that almost all Americans have come to respect.This book was fairly easy to find, I was able to find it using the green county

  • The Star Spangled Banner: The Beautiful Should Be The National Anthem

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    The Star Spangled Banner in its entirety suggest that Americans are courageous and powerful. In the song Francis Scott Key alludes to the courage Americans had as they fought in the war. For example one of the lines of The Star Spangled Banner was “O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” (Key). He suggest that America is the home of the brave which is as clear as it can get. Key flat out says that Americans are undaunted which gives Americans a sense of gratification. He also mentioned

  • Peaceful Protests In America

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    whether they are alive or not, being able to express oneself is more important. Everyone shows patriotism for their nation in a different way. During the National Anthem, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” By kneeling, he showed his concern for violence, racism, and class inequity. This is just one of many examples of peaceful protests that are occurring in the United States of America. While some are proud to see another take on such a vital