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    true story, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” inspired many with the genuine war cries. The poem tells the story of a brigade consisting of 600 soldiers who rode on horseback into the “valley of death” for half a league. The reasons for the poem’s popularity should be evident because it is such a stirring expression of courage under fire, heroism under impossible odds, of the might of the English military. In “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” the author used setting, imagery, and the point of view to set the poem apart from the rest. Throughout the poem, the author uses the setting to his advantage. “Writing in 1982 and intent on promoting a historicist turn in literary criticism, the marked historical embeddedness of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" did not diminish but on the contrary enhanced its value and interest” (Hack, Wild charges: the Afro-Haitian 'charge of the light brigade ). In late 1854,…

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    the war was that the British Light Brigade ran into Russian fire, in which 600 British horsemen were surrounded. They were fired at, and in the end, 278 of the Light Brigade soldiers either were injured or killed. The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson reflects how intense the firing was, how loyal and unquestioning the soldiers were, and how brave the soldiers were. To start with, the poem provides details of how intense the firing of weapons were. The soldiers…

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    Good morning fellow classmates, today I will be talking about two views on the theme of death. The first poem called ‘Asleep’ by Wilfred Owen and the second called ‘The charge of the light brigade’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I chose the theme of death because it can be quite interesting and everyone has their own opinion of it, which is exactly what these two great poets have shown. The poem Asleep was written by Wilfred Owen in the year 1917 after the recent ending of the Edwardian period. The…

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    The Battle of Balaclava, fought on October 25, 1854, was a battle that took the lives of nearly 278 soldiers, all as a result of a miscommunication of orders. When news of the battle reached London, people felt a whirl of emotions and Alfred, Lord Tennyson was inspired to write “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” a poem about the fight. After reading his poem, my understanding of the real life events behind it has been greatly affected in a way that gives the events a deeper meaning. This poem…

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    and ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. One of the major differences seen between the two poems in the portrayal of conflict and war is where war is shown to be fought as a unit; a fight to be fought together, in ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. Lord Tennyson portrays this by his use of repetition at the end of each stanza - “rode the six hundred”. He did this to emphasise how no-one left the rest of the cavalry when they had to fight for their country while knowing that they were most…

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    fought against one another in the Crimean war. The battle of Balaclava in October 1854 resulted in the massacre of a British light cavalry unit due to miscommunication within the British Army. Clearly outnumbered and outgunned by the Russians, the British conducted their assault. Word traveled quickly of the British defeat at Balaclava. A few weeks later Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade” to retell the…

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    Alfred, Lord Tennyson has a positive attitude towards war. ''The Charge of the Light Brigade'' was about a hopeless charge into ''the valley of death'', where many of the 600 men died, all because of a fault in communications, although this isn't how Tennyson presents the battle. He does not call it hopeless, but instead heroic. He shows how noble and well disciplined the soldiers were to follow the order…

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    These two poems are similar, but also very different. They are similar because they are both written about war or in war times. They both use imagery and metaphors to allow the reader to visualize the scenes they are trying to convey. For example, in the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” the poet describes the use of gas and depicts how it killed one of his fellow soldiers. However, in the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” the poet writes about cannons and sabres. This also brings up the first…

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    The two poems that I chose were The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and the second that I chose was Dulce Et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen. 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…

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    following works because they each relate to war or conflict in their own way: The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Threnody to the victims of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Pedericki, and Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson tells the story of the 600 soldiers who were sent to their deaths. The deaths of those soldiers who died were due to the ill planned charge on the part of the commander. The troops knew of this mistake, yet…

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