Analysis: The Star Spangled Banner

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Our National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 as he was held prisoner on a British ship. Declared the national anthem in 1931 by Congress, the song holds a special place in most American hearts. Throughout all hardship and war, the national anthem is a constant reminder of the strength of the United States. Every artist who performs “The Star Spangled Banner” does so in a unique way. Professionals are able to power their audiences to feel an emotional connection to the song based on the event. At Woodstock, a music festival in 1969 held on a New York dairy farm, Jimi Hendrix played “The Star Spangled Banner” to thousands of people. Woodstock was meant for many people to hide from the realities

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