The Light Brigade Metaphors

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“The Charge of the Light Brigade”, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, affects my understanding of the real events behind the narrative poem in the following ways. Tennyson used repetition and metaphors and rhyme to deliver his message that battle is intimidating, deathly, and heroic. As depicted in “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, war can be intimidating. A phrase that is repeated twice is “Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them...” Therefore, this imagery presents the army as small because they felt as if they were outnumbered by even the cannons. The detail that Tennyson provided about the number six hundred is crucial because it explained how outnumbered the Brigade actually was. Although it is understood that there will be death
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