The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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The Charge of the Light Brigade was written by Lord Alfred Tennyson six weeks after the actual event. Through his poem, Lord Tennyson created a speaker who closely mimics his ideological view on the Crimean War. The Crimean War was a war fought between the Russians and the Allied nations which composed of the British Empire, the French empire, the Ottoman empire and the Sardinians. The cause of the war was deeply rooted in political and religious aspect as the empires seek to maneuver to better their global position. It was with this goal for the empire that Lord Tennyson created a speaker who was proud and in admiration of the Light Brigade. Through the ultimate sacrifice of the soldiers, the speaker glorifies them for the empire. During this period where the wars were mainly fought by nations jousting to better their circumstance, the battles fought in such wars were ceremonial and rarely personal. This allowed the speaker to openly show his admiration for the soldiers as he views it for the glorification of the empire. Reciting with a rhythm of majesty and nobility, the speaker h...

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