The charge of the light brigade: Analysis

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is a patritic poem about how war was difficult and how soldiers had to fight to survive. But this poem also shows the bravery and the honor of the brigade throughout the battlefield.

The structure of the poem is very fragmented, there are six stanzas but on each stanzas de number of lines are different.

There is a lot of repetition of the same word with the rhymes:

“Cannons to the right of them,

Cannon to the left of them,

Cannon in front of them.”

But he also uses easy rhymes in his poem:

“Stormed at with shot and shell / Boldly they rode and well"

"Stormed at with shot and shell / Into the mouth of Hell".

Also, the poem is like a song because there is a kind of chorus, which is repeated two times in the poem, and the rest is like the verses:

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“Cannons to the right of them,

Cannon to the left of them,

Cannon in front of them

        Volley’d and thunder’d:

Storm’d at with shot and shell, “

Moreover, there are many lines, which are repeated to provide emphasis on the subject.

"Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward"

In addition, Tennyson also uses enjambment, especially the last two lines in his stanzas, which is determined by the lines:

"Into the mouth of Hell / Rode the six hundred"

“Into the valley of Death / Rode the six hundred"

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