Wilfred Owen was able to experience the war as it really was whereas Tennyson never actually saw the battle he was writing about. Owens’s poem was written because he was in the war and wants to tell you what it was like in the war I am going to write about The Charge of The Light Brigade which is about the Crimean War which was fought between Russia on the one hand and Britain France and Turkey on the other. The charge of the light brigade occurred in November 1854 at Balaclava in the Crimea. The brave six hundred rode straight down a valley that was fortified at its end by many cannon served by Russian and Cossack gunners. The heroes were following confus... ... middle of paper ... ...nces between the two poems are that in one the poet is saying that the war could not have gone any better, and the poem is telling you that the war was the worst one ever.
The commitment of war in ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ is only shown because Tennyson's looking at war from afar .We can see this because in the poem he has not used descriptive language to describe what war was like, and has not shown the real outcome of war. In contrast, ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ gives us the complete opposite. It takes away the lie that describes the war as a place of pleasure and vividness. When in reality it is a... ... middle of paper ... .... The men are not literally ‘old beggars’ it is only said to add effect.
Tennyson was often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, succeeding Wordsworth as poet laureate in 1850. Wilfred Owen’s poems are inspired by the horrors of his own experiences in World War One from 28th July 1914 to 4th November 1918, the day that he died 1 week before the armistice. At the time of this poem there were excessive amounts of propagandistic poetry for example Jessie Pope’s “Who’s for the game?” Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” was written to commemorate the suicidal charge by British light cavalry over open terrain in the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) in the Crimean War from 1854 to 1856. This was the first war to have photographic media coverage. Of the 637 men involved in the charge, 247 were killed or injured.
The Portrayal of War in Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum Est Both "Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "Dulce et Decorum est" by Wilfred Owen are poems about war. However, they were written in two very different contexts and about two very different wars. Charge of the Light Brigade describes a doomed cavalry charge made by British soldiers during The Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War (1854-1857). Dulce et Decorum est, on the other hand, tells the story of a group of soldiers who were caught in a gas attack returning from the trenches of World War I (1914-1918) towards their "distant rest". Alfred Lord Tennyson was the "Poet Laureate" at that time and wrote the poem after reading about The Battle of Balaclava in the "Times" newspaper.
Tennyson wrote 'Light Brigade´ in a few minutes after reading the description in The Times of the Battle of Balaclava in 1854. His poem increased the morale of the British soldiers fighting in the Crimean War and of the people at home, but Tennyson had not been an eyewitness to the battle he describes. I think Tennyson’s motive for writing this poem was to glorify the act of war, I feel he wanted to celebrate the bravery of the six hundred British troops who went to battle knowing that they were going to die. I think this because from my own knowledge I know Lord Tennyson was the poet Laureate at the time of the Crimean war, but did not witness any fight... ... middle of paper ... ...atin is used. This contrasts with the rest of the poem and makes it more dramatic.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote “The Charge of the Light Brigade” upon receiving news that nearly almost all of a party of 600 men had died in a futile charge during the Crimean war. Tennyson was inspired by the courage of the men that had died, and consequently wrote the poem. He really focuses on the fact that these men did their duty despite how obvious it was that they were going to die, and tries to convince the reader of one of his themes for the poem: that duty despite better judgement is extremely admirable. He also orders his readers to remember the Light Brigade for their courage, bringing to light a second theme: heroes of war must be remembered for their bravery. Tennyson makes use of a third person narrator for most of the poem, punctuated by short exclamations from officers.
This poem is the closest we will get to experience such atrocities and if we had, Owen tells us in the final lines, then we would not try to glorify war any longer. In the preface to his poems, published after his death, Owen wrote, 'All a poet can do today is warn. That is why true poets must be truthful'. For this reason he criticizes 'the high zest' that some people have for 'the old lie' of glorifying war. Of the three poems, although I admire 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' for its quiet dignity in the face of undignified burials, I admire 'Dulce et Decorum Est' more as it is the most powerful poem of the three, and I shall for ever remember the impact it has had on me.
The English and the French were both fighting the Russians between 1854-1856.Within this war The Charge of the Light Brigade occurred, the charge was a mistake by the British cavalry commander. There are many ways Tennyson describes the British as courageous and brave in this poem. Only 673 men were involved, and they lost 157 men out of 20 000 war dead. The charge was actually misheard from the Lord Cardigan who was the commander of the Light Brigade, the message was passed on from one person to another which then led to the charge. The 'Defence of Lucknow' is also about war, part of the reason why the siege began is because was that the opponent was using each others scared animal to grease their bullets with their fat the siege, involves the British and the Indians, but not all the Indians were against the British some were fighting along side the British too.
They retreated until the next day, when they attacked the Union forces outside Gettysburg, overwhelming them. A Union officer at Gettysburg, Frank Aretas Haskell, described the chaotic and violence-filled atmosphere at the beginning of the battle, saying, “O, the din and the roar, and these thirty thousand Rebel wolf cries! What a hell is there down that valley!” (Haskell 24) After heavy casualties on both sides, the Union forces were pushed back through Gettysburg, regrouping along the hills south of the town, Cemetery Hill and Culp’s Hill. “Lee ordered Confederate General R.S. Ewell to seize the high ground from the battle weary Federals ‘if practicable.’ ” (“Battle of Gettysburg”) Ewell hesitated to attack, allowing the Union forces to dig in and bring in reinforcem... ... middle of paper ... ...o on July 4) irrevocably turned the tide of the Civil War in the Union’s favor.” (“Battle of Gettysburg”) On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave hi famous Gettysburg Address.
Johnston’s men burst out of the woods so early that Union soldiers came out of their tents to fight. The Confederate army drove the Yankees back eight miles that day. One area that was especially troublesome for the South was nicknamed the Hornet’s Nest and was commanded by Union General Prentiss. The area was a sunken road that Federal troops rallied behind and mowed down wave after wave of Rebel attackers until General ... ... middle of paper ... ...fternoon of April 7. "It was now, however, only about one o’clock…and Buell’s fresh men numbering 30,000 in all were still coming in.