Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched, 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.

Activity 1 – what do these phrases mean?

dawns early light = _____________________________

twilight’s last gleaming = _________________________

broad stripes and bright stars = ____________________

perilous fight = _____________________(which war?)

rockets’ red glare/bombs bursting in air = ____________

land of the FREE = ____________________________

home of the BRAVE = __________________________

Activity 2 – Rhyming Words

What words rhyme in this song?