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    In the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, it tells a story about a group of six-hundred soldiers who rode into “Death Valley” under their commander, Major General James Brudenell. No soldier was discouraged or questioned their commander, even though the soldiers knew they were entering a death trap. The question to ask is; should there have been a discussion about other tactics the soldiers could have used instead of going straight into their enemies’ fire?

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    poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson was written to honor those who fought and those who lost their lives in the Battle of Balaclava, the Crimean War. The soldiers "Volleyed and thundered" (Lord Tennyson, Sum V, 4) through the valley of Death and the mouth of hell. Therefore, The Charge Of The Light Brigade do not glorify the war nor glorifies the war. The title itself can relate to the topic of poem which is basically how the soldiers charged to the Light Brigade. More

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    The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson is about a battle in which a commander commits a faux pas and orders his men to move forward with an defensive strategy that would result with their imminent death. As the poem goes on it tells us that we should honor these men because although they knew their leader had made a life altering decision, they carried through with it due to the fact that he was their leader. Tennyson uses personification, metaphor, imagery, symbolism

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    The poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” tells a story about 600 soldiers, who rode horseback, into the “valley of death”. They were obeying the command of the man in charge, and charged at the enemy forces that had been seizing their guns. All the soldiers knew that their commander had made a terrible mistake in judgment, but they did not get discouraged or down about it. They knew that the role of a soldier was to obey and “not to make a reply…not to reason why,” so they followed the orders and rode

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    certain British Brigade during the Crimean War in 1854. In his 1854 poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred, Lord Tennyson describes the Battle of Balaclava where the British ride into their untimely death. Tennyson ends the poem with a significant few lines that read, “Honor the charge they made/Honor the light Brigade/Noble six hundred.” (Lines 53-55). By looking at the last lines Tennyson writes in his poem, one is able to realize the significance of the Charge of the Light Brigade, and how these

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    Literary Analysis The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” uses many elements of writing to give the reader a better understanding of what happened. Some of the things that helped me understand what happened in the story was the use of repetition, order, point of view, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Three of the main elements that assisted me in realizing the real events in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson are the use of repetition, point of view, and vocabulary

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    Good morning and welcome back, to Poetry and Society, lesson 5. In today’s lesson we will be exploring the attitudes and morals portrayed in the poem ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ written by Alfred Lord Tennyson; through the literary devices, themes and form, and how they are relevant to the Crimean War. Alfred Lord Tennyson, is a renowned British poet from the Victorian Era. Loving books as a little kid, lead to him to writing a 6000 lined epic poem at the age of 12. Since that age he continued

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    In the poem Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson tells the story of a light brigade consisting of 600 soldiers charging on horseback into the “valley of death” during the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1953-56 where they fought against Russian and Cossack forces. The poem tells of the journey that soldiers take through battle. Tennyson uses repetition, personification, and diction to make this poem flow. Throughout the poem the reader will notice that Tennyson uses

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the “The Charge of the Light Brigade” on December 2nd, 1854, and it was then published on December 9th. This poem was written following the disastrous Battle of Balaklava, between the British Light Brigade forces and the Russian forces (Connors 3). Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote this poem to commemorate the lives lost, and it seems to be littered with Biblical allusions. Specifically, this poem has striking diction similarity to Psalm 23 from the King James Version of the Bible

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    British Brigade during the Crimean War in 1854. In his 1854 poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred Lord Tennyson describes the Battle of Balaclava where the British march into their untimely death. Tennyson ends the poem with a significant few lines that read, “Honor the charge they made/Honor the light Brigade/Noble six hundred.” (Lines 53-55). By looking at the last sentences Tennyson writes in his poem, one is able to realize the significance of the Charge of the Light Brigade, and how

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