The battle was a very significant one in historic context. It meant the end to the Napoleonic Wars. Infantry, cavalry and artillery were used in these wars. Throughout the poem there is an emphasis on tension. It starts off quite slow but by line 15, the tension begins. "That heavy sound" got the British denying the sound until the canon fires. This builds up the tension incredibly and urges the army into battle. Lines such as, "He rushed into field, and, foremost fighting fell", creates a scene of tension, excitement and speed.
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
Do they use key words from the title or question?
Do they answer the question directly?
Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
"I think that Tennyson has included points in the poems, which weren't necessary to gain the readers support. One point is the racist remarks that Tennyson had included in "The Defence Of Lucknow", which I believe are absolutely inappropriate, as it isn't the sort of strategy someone would use if they were wanting to gain readers sympathy and respect for the British, in my opinion.
BY SAMIUR RAHMAN BY10
"In conclusion, I think that that both the poem and the film portray the gallantry of the soldiers and the mistake of the officers. I think that through the media of film, it is easier for the director to show the emotion of the individuals, although there is a certain amount of emotion that can be instilled in the reader of the poem.
By Alex Chambers"
"In conclusion the poets convey their attitudes towards war in different ways.
Tennyson's main approach was to use many devices such as clusters of three and
personification to give the reader an idea of how bad war was. Kipling, however, uses
imagery to shame the reader, how they can fight and kill against their own species.
They both successfully use these devices and their poems have become famous and
well-known throughout the years. Both poets have an impact on the reader. This is the
main objective of an anti-war poem, which are designed to make the reader turn
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