Analysis of The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Analysis of The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson The second poem I an going to analyse is 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade', it is about the Crimean War. It is a famous Regiment of 600 men. The poem was written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The poem was based on a newspaper account describing a battle. The article glorified the slaughter of men. The commander didn't understand the orders given to him to replace some guns held by the Russians and he sent them up the wrong valley. All that had happened is "someone had blundered" even the soldiers knew that. On the first two lines the repetition of 'half a league'is getting the poem into a rhythm of galloping horses, This adds realism as the Light Brigade were a cavalry unit, and to emphasise the charge of the horse as it sounds like a charge. It seems the command was given for the soldiers to go to their death they knew this but they carried on to show that they would die for their country. The valley of death is a metaphor and imagery is used here. Thi...
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