Conflict Poetry-next to of course god america i

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next to of course god america i

"next to of course god america i

The speaker knows what he is expected to say, linking America to God, possibly to please listeners.

love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh

Includes scraps of lines from patriotic song "My country 'tis of thee". 'And so forth' tells us that the speaker can't be bothered to be specific, makes us doubt his integrity and his honesty.

say can you see by the dawn's early my

From "The Star Spangled Banner", the US National Anthem.

country 'tis of centuries come and go

and are no more what of it we should worry

Very dismissive, undermines his commitment to his country.

in every language even deafanddumb

Very extreme claims, makes us doubt that he's telling the truth.

the sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry



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