The poem describes the courage of soldiers who obeyed an order that would cause them to lose their lives. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Tennyson Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. What emotions does the poem evoke? Many people die in the war. The first theme that I will talk about is loyalty and duty as soldiers. The loyalty of the soldiers to their commander makes me appreciate the courage of each one of them even more. Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred. How much outrage is there in this poem, though? Hughes is much closer to the action he describes.
Give one quality that you admire about the soldiers. Do you believe that war is sometimes necessary? Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them Volley'd and thunder'd; Storm'd at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell, They that had fought so well Came thro' the jaws of Death Back from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. How would you show your love to your country. Fly our national flag 3. This means you will have an unannotated copy of the poems and you will be asked to compare two poems from your chosen anthology.
There is a strong structure. How do you feel about war? The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson deals with the theme of sense of duty in conflict. When I read this poem, I felt inspired and sad, motivated and angry, all at once. Support your response with evidence from the poem. O the wild charge they made! I agree that such courage deserves respect.
Tennyson read a newspaper report about how the commanding officer of the Light Brigade gave the order for his cavalry soldiers on horseback to ride into a valley surrounded by Russian soldiers armed with guns. The length of the stanzas reflect the structure of the story. This poem was so powerful that I read it again just because of how captivated I was by it. Language and Imagery The language of the poem is understandably military: guns, soldiers, cannon, sabres and gunners set the scene. Give an example of a metaphor used in the poem. Then they rode back, but not Not the six hundred. What were the soldiers told to do when they rode into the valley of death? Stanza two — the Light Brigade has engaged the enemy so the longer stanzas describe the struggle.
Look again at this poem, and at one other poem from the Conflict anthology which also deals with the theme of sense of duty in conflict. Is itnoble to followorders without askingquestions? The Light Brigade had only swords and as such could not defend themselves against the Russians. Tennyson creates a rich impression of the whole action from a kind of widescreen perspective a brigade charging down a long valley. The correct answers are: 1. Tennyson uses powerful verbs to suggest the power of the cannons. At home the news of the disaster was a sensation and a nation that had until then embraced British military exploits abroad began to question the politicians and generals who led them. .
Suggest two ways to protect your country? Do you agree with what it says? Loyal as they follow orders. The poem is mainly about a battle where six hundred soldiers rode into a trap and were attacked by the enemy on three sides. Write a letter home, describing what you saw and why you think they ran right into the face of certain death. Horror: Tennyson tried to communicate how terrifying and violent this battle was. What consequences would the soldiers have to face if they decided to retreat? What does the Valley of Death symbolises? Unfortunately, his commands put the brigade of soldiers in an impossible fight that they could not win.
An order given to the British army's cavalry division known as the Light Brigade was misunderstood and 600 cavalrymen ended charging down a narrow valley straight into the fire of Russian cannons. Alfred Lord Tennyson was a popular, well-known British poet in the late 19th century- early 20th century. The structure starts to break down. Honour the Light Brigade, Noble six hundred! It is becausethe soldiers knewthat they were going to losein the battle and they would die. Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blunder'd: Their's not to make reply, Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.
The fastest part of the poem is when the cannons are used in three consecutive lines. The repetition emphasises that the soldiers are surrounded by enemy weapons and have little chance of surviving. In stanza 2, which phrase in the poem means to go forward over a set distance? Over 150 British soldiers were killed, and more than 120 were wounded. What ignites so many emotions is that these soldiers sacrificed themselves because it was their duty. This meant he had to write important poems about events that affected the British nation. Despite being attacked from all sides, the soldiers continued on. What do you feel as you read it? But the feelings in the poem can appear to be ambiguous — in other words, can be seen in two different ways.