The Charge of the Light Brigade Flashcards

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Who wrote charge of the light brigade

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Tennyson

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Quote about “Death”

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All in the valley of Death

Capitalised D personifies death, highlighting its dominion over the soldiers and further presenting their suffering
Biblical allusion to Psalm 23, further highlighting the fact that the soldiers are extremely unlikely to survive
Dactylic metre can replicate the galloping sound of the horses

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Quote that uses syntactic parralelism

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Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:

Anaphora gives emphasis to the true heroes in the war
Syntactic parallelism draws the readers attention to the corrupt nature of the war

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Quote that uses sibilance and plosive verbs

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Storm’d at with shot and shell

Sibilance exemplifies the speakers anger towards the corruption of authority.
Plosive verbs also present the suffering

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Anastrophe in COTLB “Boldly”

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Boldly they rode and well,

Anastrophe could reflect the confusion of the soldiers and how the failure to give good orders results in their death
Could be praising their boldness suggesting that although they went through arrogant orders

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structure in COTLB

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dactylic dimeter mimics the rhythm of the horses footsteps

assonant rhymes with stanzas of varying lengths, this leaves the reader with a sense of uncertainty, which could reflect the confusion that the soldiers experienced too.

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Context in COTLB

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poet laureate, had to please the queen so he is subtly criticisng the war

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