Compare And Contrast The Charge Of The Light Brigade And Dulce Et Decorum Est
The first poem The Charge of the Light Brigade, strait away with the first stanza of the poem there was a rhythm starting to occur, that sounded like chanting or galloping of the troops and horses, which linked to the theme of the poem of the troops going into battle on horseback. Looking at the poem, the writer had laid it out neatly and orderly in the middle of the pages which was to symbolise the troops in ‘the valley of Death’ (Tennyson 1870), which created imagery and made the reader imagine the troops on horseback riding through the valley, the author also capitalised the ‘D’ in death to symbolise how imminent that death was to them and to show the impact on the reader.
In the second stanza the author used assonance (Campbell 2016) to repeat the illusion of the galloping horses when he put ‘“forward, the Light Brigade” was there a man dismay’d ‘ (Monroe 2016), he then used alliteration and assonance and chiasmus to make ‘Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die’ (Tennyson 1870) have an impact and make it stand out, he also used capitals at the start of each line on this to make it bold and have an impact when reading it to show that the soldier 's had no choice but to go head on into the valley, to their deaths.
The third stanza started off with anaphora (Campbell 2016) on three lines ‘Cannon …show more content…
Finally, he called it an the old lie referring to the army saying it was an honour to die for your country, this was to make the reader finish with the image of children being misled into joining the army and dying horrible