Alfred Lord Tennyson's Charge Of The Light Brigade

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“Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson allows readers to engage in the poet’s choice of abstract language. While reading this poem, readers are obliged to find the real meaning of the poem by revealing the literary techniques used in the poem. Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” demonstrates that we have to honour the soldiers who gave up their lives fighting in the Light Brigade. This was communicated through the poet’s use of tone,imagery and allusion.The poem contradicts itself because it leaves a lasting vivid memory of the great British victory over the Russians at the battle of Balaklava, while at the same time, reading the poem makes the reader feel as though the battle was lost. He makes the charge on the Russians memorable by the use of poetic devices, which shows the courage and unquestionable loyalty of the men and the dangers, which they faced.
Tennyson, in stanza one, creates a vivid picture of the soldiers charging into the valley where the Russians were awaiting the British soldiers. His descriptive techniques paint a clear image of the six hundred men of the Light Brigade as they charge into the valley where they most surely meet their doom: "Into the valley of death, rode the six hundred"
The use of the metaphor helps to convey that the valley is where many men are soon to die.
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The whole last stanza is trying to make the heroism and bravery of these soldiers eternal; the battle in the poem (The Battle Of Balaklava of the Crimean War) occurred 150 years ago, which means that up to this point, it appears to have worked. The poem therefore, seems to be more concerned with creating national heroes for a nation than mourning the soldiers or arguing against the
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