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The Charge Of The Light Brigade

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The Charge Of The Light Brigade The Brook What I want to do here is to write about the techniques used by Tennyson in these two poems. The main difference is the subject matter; one is about the battle in Crimea war where many of the British soldiers were killed in the charge and the other is a poem about a fast flowing stream, following it's journey from the start to the sea. The Charge Of The Light Brigade is about death and destruction and the other one The Brook is about the beauty of nature, they both are Tennyson personal viewpoint. One is how he saw the battle and the mistake there were made by those in charge: "Some one had blunder'd. " many men lost their lives. The Brook tells of the journey to the sea and is very descriptive of the beautiful things rather than the horror of the war: "For men may come, and men may go" this suggest that Tennyson was comparing the shortness of men's life with a relative permanence of the natural world. ...read more.

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So line contains short vowel sound, in order to shorten the line: "Rode the six hundred" others have long vowel sounds predominating: "there's not to reason why" He uses metaphor and personification by saying: "In to the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell" What Tennyson is trying to bring out of this is to personifying two abstract concepts, death and hell, by presenting them as terrifying monsters to add the frightening quality of experience. In the poem The Brook, Tennyson the uses technique of alliteration in the first stanza; " I came from hounts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley" These contrast with harder sharper consonants to add to a sense of stopping and starting, lengthening and shortening. This use of hard consonants is the same as the way he uses the repeating of hard consonants in the poem the Light Brigade. ...read more.

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why, Their's but to do and die" The use of repetition in the brook stresses the main point of the poem, in lines like: "For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever." The two poems are about 50 lines in length, but the brook has more detail with faster-paced. The Light Brigade looks like the poet wrote it and contains some speech marks: "Forward, the light Brigade!" but in the Brook it looks as if it was written by itself. The light brigade contain evidence about the way Tennyson feels about war particularly about this war: "Some one had blunder'd: Their's not to make reply, Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die:" In this two poem I preferred The brook because is much more descriptive and because it have a philosophical message of how men can come and go but it will be there till the end: "For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever." ...read more.

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