GCSE War Poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “For the Fallen”, are both poems about war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” written by Alfred Tennyson on 14th November 1854, describes an event in the Crimean war. Britain and France were concerned that Russia may power southwards, so they attacked Russia at Balaclava. “For the Fallen,” was written by Laurence Binyon on September 1914, during the war with the intention of showing the reader the reality of war, in particular, Binyon takes a non-biased approach, demonstrating positive and negative consequences, of dying for one’s country. The two poems are similar because in both, the soldiers are brave and prepared when going to war and portray the soldiers as heroes.
Six hundred horsemen are traveling a mile and a half through the valley of Death. By the time the horsemen are introduced, the reader is already intrigued. An unknown officer shouts, formally introducing the reader to the men. This is the Light Brigade of the British Army, a group of cavalry. These men ride into battle with swords... ... middle of paper ... ...end than the beginning.
(7) The fighters "not to the motivation behind why" (14), but rather intrepidly ride into the fight. There is an inescapable redundancy of death; the six hundred are fighting against "guns to one side of them, guns to one side of them, guns before them" (17-20). The artist trusted that they battled courageously and for transcendence, yet the administrator committed an error sending the "six hundred" (16) into the "mouth of damnation" (25). The tones of the sonnets variance on the grounds that one demonstrates the severity and reality, while alternate demonstrates the radiance that accompanies the troopers when they
This exposition is, for the most part, pretty clumsy and simply detracts from ... ... middle of paper ... ...the most horrifying part of the surgeries was the absence of anesthesia and antiseptics. Each hurt man would have to be held down as he experienced excruciating pain, but many passed out and later died of infection. Finally, I realized how much suffering two opposing forces can bring upon one country: dying soldiers, devastated country, and unbearable sadness. For example, Foote describes the mile-long lines of men from the South and North opposing each other. Each side would test the cannon's range, and, after a while, would be destroying huge groups of men and creating gaping holes in the earth.
We start the scene off from a sergeants account of the fighting against the enemy's of the king and Macbeth. For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name,-disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, which smok'd with bloody execution. (I,ii,16-18) From this we can tell that Macbeth fought bravely and through unbeatable odds against Macdonwald's army. It also tells us that Macbeth can handle a sword like it was an extension of his own body. The sergeant also tells us: As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe: (I,ii,37-39) From this we can tell that he was a relentless and courageous fighter and would not stop until he had won.
. ‘Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle’ – personification, alliteration and onomatopoeia combine as methods to make war seen more brutal, violent and cruel. . ‘Can patter out their hasty orisons’ – sense of speed. ‘orisons’ – prayer at funeral.
Also the quote sound that the soldiers and horses are running fast. The quote clearly create image in the readers mind. ‘Stormed at with shot and shell’ This tells the reader that the cannons are firing at the same time which shows that the British soldiers are surrounded. The ‘Storm’ is an uncontrollable natural thing that destroy everything’s that are on its way and then they go, Alfred Tennyson describe the cannons as a storm because they are dangerous and kills or damage things also the canons are on the enemies side and the British soldiers haven’t got enough weapons to fight back. However Alfred Tennyson used alliteration because when you pronoun the words it sounds like you spiting which tells that the cannons are firing.
`If you want to kill your Emperor,' he called in loud voice, `here I am!' Back came a tremendous shout of `Long live the Emperor!' The men of the 5th, waving their shakos on bayonets, rushed cheering towards him. `Just see if we want to kill you,' shouted one soldier, rattling his ramrod up and down the barrel of his empty musket. In a matter of minutes the soldiers had whipped from their haversacks the old tricolour
As poet laureate and patriot, Alfred, Lord Tennyson was very influential in 19th century England. He successfully showed the ignorance of the English Army leaders while still reflecting his strong nationalist views in an attempt to create propaganda for the Crimean War in his poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” The charge was a tragic incident that took place in 1854 during the Crimean War, which was England, France and Sardinia against Russia, when English Army generals blundered and sent over six hundred soldiers on a charge that was destined for disaster. The solders were known as the Light Brigade and the charge resulted in over two hundred deaths to soldiers and over three hundred deaths to horses. In this horrific aftermath, Tennyson responded to this event by writing a poem which went on to become a classic. Tennyson was a strong nationalist and very political.
After initial success in Crimea the war became disastrous and a number of aspects contributed to the 50,000 strong English force being forced backwards. World War 1 was fought mainly in France between the Germans and allied forces from 1814 to 1819. Soldiers on both sides fought and lived in trenches during this war and when they got the call they would run at each other to win the ground in between each trench this was known as trench warfare. Chemical warfare was used for the first ever time during this war. This was a menacing new invention of W.W.1.