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The "Star Spangled Banner" was originally a poem by Francis Scott Key titled "In Defence of Fort McHenry." Later, a popular London tavern song, "To Anacreon in Heaven" was added. Thus we have "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner. When he wrote it it was a poem, but later became our national anthem when they fit it to a tune fairly well known in 1812 America, a British stein song called "To Anachreon in Heaven". Those words, and that tune, are still today, our National Anthem;

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Francis Scott Key was the autor of the Star Spangled Banner.

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What inspired francis Scott key to write the star spangle banner?

He was inspired by the defeat of the British attack on Baltimore, Maryland.

Are there similes in the star spangled banner?

yes, there is.

How do you play the star spangled banner on a piano?

You get the music and if you can play a piano it should be easy, if not impossible

What are the first two lines of star spangle banner mean?

Here is the full song/poem: O! say can you see by the dawn's early lightWhat so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming.Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.O! say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!And where is that band who so vauntingly sworeThat the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,A home and a country should leave us no more!Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.No refuge could save the hireling and slaveFrom the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall standBetween their loved home and the war's desolation!Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued landPraise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! The first two lines are talking about seeing wanting to see morning's first light to see the outcome of the battle. (Francis Scott Key wrote this watching the scene from the boat he was on.) It talks about how wll our troops stood - heroically.

After what battle was the star spangled banner written?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry",[1] a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812.I just copied and pasted from wikipedia, but it's accurate

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