verse made by compiling long lists of everyday objects, names, or events, united by a common theme and often didactic in tone.
The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear? How did the “Star-Spangled Banner” become the US National Anthem? In 1814, the poet and …
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