The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson and The Last of the Light Brigade by Kipling

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The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson and The Last of the Light Brigade by Kipling Generally both the poems are about very similar things. They are both focused on events relating to the Crimean war. For example "The Charge of the Light Brigade" is written about an incident in which the soldiers obeyed a clearly ridiculous order. Whereas "The Last of the Light Brigade" is focused on an event after the war which links to the first poem by describing what has now happened to the Light Brigade. Although both poems are generally about similar things I believe that the authors have written their individual poems with clearly different messages. In "The Charge of the Light Brigade." The…show more content…
It shows of how the "heroes" have been forgotten. Both the authors use similar writing techniques they both use contrast within their respective poems. In "The Charge of the Light Brigade" the most obvious contrast is that of the number of soldiers who went into the battle and the number of soldiers who came out. I think that the author tries to emphasise the loss of life as he concludes each of the first three verses with the line "Then they rode back but not, Not the six hundred." I think this is the most obvious internal contrast in the first poem and one that Tennyson has deliberately emphasised to great effect. Another internal contrast in Tennyson's poem may be the bravery the men showed and the enormous fear they must of felt although, this may not be true as Tennyson does not mention the fear but does ask the question "Was there a man dismayed?" This suggests that there was no fear shown by the men, yet it may have been bottled up, as most soldiers feel afraid going into battle In which they may be killed. Kipling also uses contrasts in "Last of the Light Brigade". The one contrast that is most

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