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America the Beautiful

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"America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates is a patriotic and inspiring ode to the beauty and greatness of America. Bates's poetic language, vivid imagery, and profound love for her country shine through in each verse of this beloved anthem.

Through her descriptions of America's natural landscapes, from the "amber waves of grain" to the "purple mountain majesties," Bates captures the stunning beauty of the country and conveys a sense of awe and admiration for its diverse and breathtaking scenery.

But more than just a celebration of America's physical beauty, Bates's words also speak to the ideals and values that the country represents. She pays homage to freedom, equality, and unity, reminding readers of the principles that have guided America since its founding.

Overall, "America the Beautiful" is a timeless reminder of the greatness of America and a powerful tribute to the country's beauty, spirit, and enduring promise. It is a song that resonates deeply with readers and remains a powerful symbol of patriotism and pride.

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volunteers bring you 12 recordings of America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 3, 2022.
In honor of The United States' 246th birthday on July 4th. Bates wrote the words as a poem originally entitled "Pikes Peak". It was first published in the Fourth of July 1895 edition of the church periodical, The Congregationalist. It was at that time that the poem was first entitled "America". - Summary by TriciaG & Wikipedia

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