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Francis Scott Key (Star Spangled Banner)?





I am in Honors English 3 , and we were assigned a four paragraph essay giving our answer to the quote in Francis Scott Key's poem written during the War of 1812, "Does that star spangled banner yet wave o're the land of the free and the home of the brave?" I do not fully understand this quote, so it would be very helpful if someone could give me a detailed description and some background information on this quote, to help me better understand it.



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2 Responses so far.

  1. goyle says:

    I just saw a PBS show on this recently. During the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key was sent to negotiate a prisoner exchange with the British on a British war ship. While he was aboard, the Brits would not let him return home because he knew too much about the about-to-happen attack on Fort Henry. During that attack, the Brits bombarded the fort with so many cannon balls you couldn’t see through the smoke but as the smoke began to thin, Key saw that the US flag (the Star Spangled Banner), although tattered and messed up, was still flying above the fort so the fort had NOT been captured by the Brits. It inspired Key to write the song because was proud that his fellow countrymen (the Americans) had withstood such an aggressive attack that he wrote the poem “The Defense of Fort McHenry” which was the original name of The Star Spangled Banner (later put to music).

  2. efoliolate says:

    The Americans viewed their successess in the War of 1812 as a second independence from Britain, (because they viewed the War of 1812 a second WAR of independece from Britain) obviously with the first one being the establishment of a free Republic, the sovereignty and the autonomy of the United States (colonies) on July 4th 1776. So, the lyrics to the the song the Star Spangled Banner were created during and inspired by the War of 1812 because the British were trying to control us in certain ways like not letting us trade with France, trying to fight us over territory, and siding with Native Americans (for the British’ benefit not a humanitarian one) by arming them against usThe Star Spangled Banner is the American flag, is it not? The lyrics in question are synonomous with saying “Damn, didn’t we do this **** already with Britain yo? I thought we were free already man, ****……..our flag isn’t flying over free people yet? Fur Real homeboy! ****.”