The Star Spangled Banner
"The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry",a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort Mchenry in the War of 1812.
Pacifist American lawyer Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner while trapped on a British ship in Baltimore harbor during the seige of Fort McHenry.
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He Wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Key was standing on the bow of a ship after the shelling of Ft. McKinney and after all the night of shelling as the dawn broke he saw the American flag was still flying. So, he wrote the poem that was to become our national song.
Yes, he wrote poems during his life, which he counted as a hobby. He wrote the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" which was renamed to be called "The star spangled banner" our national anthem.
Francis Scott Key wrote the poem Defence of Fort McHenry, which became the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.On September 3, 1813, Key had traveled with mediator John Skinner to the British fleet off Baltimore to obtain the release of a friend being held there, Dr. William Beanes.After Beanes was freed, the three were held overnight aboard a truce ship until the British concluded an attack on Fort McHenry in the harbor. The following morning, inspired by the sight of the US flag over the fort, Key wrote the poem about the battle. Some weeks later, it was popularly circulated, set to a well-known melody, and renamed. In 1931 it was named the national anthem.
An acrostic poem uses each letter of the word(s) in question as the first letter in each following line of the poem. You would write out the chosen word(s) vertically and the poem horizontally. Try it yourself instead of asking someone to do it for you.
Back in the 1700-1800s there were few copyright laws. The music to the Star Spangled Banner was taken from the mid 1770s and it had been composed for a group of London gentlemen who had formed a social club. During that time, it was common for lyrics to be put to the tunes of other songs. John Stafford Smith wrote the music to the song even though he was not a member of the club. He was an organist and composer and a music critic in London. One of the founders of the social club, Ralph Tomlinson, wrote the words to the social club's song in 1776 and he may have commissioned Smith to write the music.
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"Flag over Ft. McHenry"
No, he wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner".Did you know originally he wrote it as a personal poem.
Francis Scott Key is famous because he wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a poem. Now, the "Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.
Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner as a poem. His poem was sung a few days afterward to the tune of â??To Anacreon In Heaven.â??
The lyrics came from "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key.
He wrote his poem after witnessing the British naval bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star-Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The lyrics were originally written as a poem entitled "Defense of Fort M'Henry."
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