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The Charge of the Light Brigade'.

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Coursework War Poetry English Mohammed Ishfaq Introduction In this coursework I am going to be writing about three poems the poems are called 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' wrote by Alfred Lord Tennyson in the Nineteenth Century. 'Dilce et Decorum Est' wrote by Wilfred Owen during the First World War from 1914 - 1918. 'An Irish Airman Foresees His Death' wrote by W.B Yeats during the Second World War. I am going to write about the mood and tone of each poem and say what each poet thinks about war. I am going to write why each poem is effective or not effective. 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. Verse What poet tells us. 1 The men are charging into the valley 2 The order to charge was a mistake, but the men are not afraid. ...read more.


Tennyson also thought that and they were going to get killed. Valley of death, Mouth of hell, Six hundred, Jaws of death, Cannon to right of them Cannon to the left of them Cannon in front of them. The poet says this because it makes it more interesting and more eager to read on. The words the poet said about the soldiers and the battles are: Valley of death, Mouth of hell' Jaws of death' Cannon in the front of them, Cannon to the left of them' Cannon to the right of them. The poet uses the word 'Hero' to describe the soldiers because there where some soldiers that survived the awful battle. Tennyson used a rhyme in these lines: "Theirs not to reason why" "Theirs but to do and die." ...read more.


Writing Frame Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem. The poem tells a story of a battle fought during the Crimean War in the Nineteenth Century. The poem is written in six verses, each verse represents a different part of the battle. As the poet tells at the start of the battle bravery the men knew the order charge was a mistake but they still went on to do there duty "Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die". This tells us what Tennyson's view of a soldier's duty is to obey, die for your country. The poet uses certain words carefully to put forward his views; he calls each soldier a "hero". I think the poem is a very good one because it shows the bravery of the soldiers even when they got the wrong command and it shows the glory and it makes you think about what they where going trough and you will remember what they did for our country. ...read more.

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