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w.slayman escreveu:I have two favorite poems and both of them reflect patriotism, one is, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, circa 1854, and the other is "The Defence of Fort McHenry" by Francis Scott Key, circa 1814. The former is narritave poem describing a heroic charge of a 600 man Light Calvery Brigade into the teeth of overwhelming enemy artillery during the Crimean War, and the latter is also a narrative poem which describes the English bombardment of Ft. McHenery, in Baltimore, Maryland during the War of 1812.
Shortly after "The Defense of Fort McHenery" was written it was set to the tune of a popular English drinking song and renamed the "Star Spangled Banner". In 1931 The Congress of the United States by formal resolution officially made the first and fourth stanzas the National Anthem, although only the first stanza is commonly sung today,the forth is used at very formal events.
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