Francis Scott Key

(1 August 1779 – 11 January 1843 / Carroll County, Maryland)

Francis Scott Key Poems

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  • Alan Hirsch (3/25/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    It would be nice to see a collection of Frank Key's poems and songs.

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  • Simone Carvalho (5/31/2006 11:21:00 AM)

    I had never noticed how actually interesting - and beautiful - this poem was until I read it like this - as a normal poem, without the tune US national anthem. (Not that I dislike the tune) If you never really noticed this poem before (even if you sang or heard it a thousand times) try to forget the tune and rythm and read it to your self as close to prose as possible, you might have a pleasant surprise - as I did.

Best Poem of Francis Scott Key

Defence Of Fort Mchenry (Stars And Stripes Forever)

O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, 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 wave
O'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 ...

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