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A comparison of Tennyson's, 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
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A comparison of Tennyson's, 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
and Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
In this essay I am going to discuss two poems, 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Dulce et Decorum Est'. I will analyse each poem in depth. From these two poems I will compare and contrast the differences between theme, language, form and tone. I will also discuss the similarities of the poems. This will enable me to draw up a conclusion showing the different attitudes towards war.
'The charge of the Light Brigade', was written during the Crimean war in the 1850's. The Crimean war was in the Crimea in Russia. Tennyson wrote this poem after reading a press report which glorified war. The report uses emotive images and was patriotic. William Russell, the reporter, described the soldiers as angelic. He described them as 'noble fellows' and as them having 'halo of steel above their heads'. Tennyson used the idea of the men being honourable and used a sense of patriotism. William Russell wrote the report in a very biased way. He wrote, 'breaking through a column of Russians and scattering them like chaff'. This gave an impression to
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