The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
The National Anthem
March On Bahamaland by Timothy Gibson
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high,
See how the world marks the manner of your bearing;
Pledge to excel thro' and unity.
Pressing onward, march together, to a common loftier goal;
Steady sunward tho' the weather hide the wide and treacherous shoal.
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
'til the road you've trod lead unto your God,
March on Bahamaland.
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Imagery- people marching, sunset from rising sun, flag in the wind waving high, a nation marching together as one, rain but the flag still blows high and people still march, tone/mood: proud
Figurative Language- repetition" March on Bahamaland" "Lift up your head" "Bahamaland", Rhyme "goal" "shoal"
Summary- The author is saying to lift your heads up now because you have indepence so look up to the rising sun and thank God. March on with pride with the flag up high no matter the weather or difficulties on the way. In order to be successful you have to do this as a nation. In everything you do never forget God.