Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Charge Into The Light Brigade

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In the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” the author Alfred, Lord Tennyson has been entitled to being one of the top poems of the seventeenth century. Many different personal perspectives can be seen when reading this poem. The author does a great job of uniting the bravery of six hundred men, and the strength with in person’s life story. The poem, “The Charge into the Light Brigade” conveys the image of how brave men go into the valley of death, but regardless of the odds the heroic actions of these men will always prevail.
The poem tells the story of a brigade consisting of six hundred soldiers who rode on horseback into the “valley of death” for half a league (about one and a half miles). They were obeying a command to charge the enemy
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In the second stanza, the author continues the charge of the brave men. "Forward, the Light Brigade!"/Was there a man dismay'd? /Not tho' the soldier knew/Someone had blunder'd:/Theirs not to make reply, /Theirs not to reason why, /Theirs but to do and die:/Into the valley of Death/Rode the six hundred. (Lines 9-17) In this stanza, the author talks about how although the six hundred men knew the irony in the charge, yet not one backed out from the orders. Tennyson then ends this stanza with the same line as the first, “Rode the six hundred.” The author keeps on repeating this line to center it in the readers head in order to remind them of the brave quantity of men. Mazzeno did an analysis over this poem completely. When he reflected on stanza two, “Although these men were marching into their own deaths, no one soul dared defile the orders given to them.” Tennyson’s poem shows through out every line there is a sign of…show more content…
“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. / Flash'd all their sabres bare, / Flash'd as they turn'd in air, / Sabring the gunners there, / Charging an army, /whileAll the world wonder'd: / Plunged in the battery-smoke/ Right thro' the line they broke; /Cossack and Russian /Reel'd from the sabre-stroke /Shatter'd and sunder'd. /Then they rode back, but not/ Not the six hundred.” (Lines 18- 38) By this point in the poem, the author has revealed the struggle of the 600 as they slowly start losing the battle due to casualties. When looking into how the author is working this part of the story into real life events. When analyzing the final phase of the battle into real life events, that even when the odds are not going as hoped for people they need to work over it. When looking over the poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” Tennyson uses many different tools to make his poem filled with much uniqueness. One thing that sticks out a lot in this poem, is the tone that the author uses. The poem’s tone has many factors that play into it. The time of the war, the setting, the allusion of the reader almost being inside of it. The story gives off a strong,

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