War in the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade

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War in the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade “The Charge of the Light Brigade” is about battle and the death of soldiers, and the experience of war. Tennyson´s poem celebrates the glory of war, despite the fact that, because of an error of judgment someone had blundered, six hundred soldiers were sent to their death. The first verse starts in the middle of the action as Cardigan the commander, gives the order to charge. “Forward the light brigade charge for the gun.” This gives a sense of the excitement of the galloping horses in the cavalry charge, and sweeps the reader along, Tennysons then uses noble sounding euphemisms like “into the valley of death” to describe the fate that awaits these men. He does not convey the gory reality of the slaughter. In the second verse Cardigan gives the order “forward the light brigade!” The soldiers know that the order is wrong, but as they are loyal and brave soldiers willing to fight, they did not disagree, and carried out the order! We know this when Tennyson explains that, “Not though' the soldier knew.” Tennyson celeb...

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