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'The Charge Of The Light Brigade' and 'Come up from the Fields Father' are two war poems written in the mid 19th century.

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A Comparison Of Two War Poems 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade' and 'Come up from the Fields Father' are two war poems written in the mid 19th century. They both involve the portrayal of death for their country. Although they both tell us about death in two entirely different ways. In 1854, Mr Alfred Tennyson picked up 'The Times' newspaper and read a report written by W .H. Russell on the Crimean war. After reading the report, Alfred, wrote a very quick poem about the happenings. This poem was to become very famous and well known for centuries to come. In comparison, Walt Whitman, the author of 'Come up from the Fields Father' was a famous American author; he worked as a wound dresser in the American civil war, tending battle victims in primitive camp hospitals. ...read more.

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'The Charge Of The Light Brigade' is a very fast poem, it takes us threw a war scene in which severe death takes place, in contrast 'Come up from the Fields Father' is a slower pace as it is telling us of a life in the country side, which is never directly affected by war. The effects are more indirect as the son, heir to the farm, is killed in service for the war effort. In 'Come up from the Fields Father' we learn about just a single person who has fought and died in war, we are told nothing about his nobility and we see the effect of his death as being a terrible tragedy and great morning it causes. ...read more.

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'cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them'. We see different techniques used in 'Come up from the Fields Father' as it is a different pace and shows pathos and the change in the mood of the mother. The title also tells us a lot about the poems, in 'Come up from the Fields Father' the title shows little relevance to the story as there is no father involved, this is the opposite to 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade' as the title tells us a lot about the story. The poems have very different styles, this is mainly because of the authors view on the wars and the difference in style between English and American authors in the 19th century. �i?y f0g@(r)ty ...read more.

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