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Post on War at the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade

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War from the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade "The Charge of the Light Brigade" is about battle and the death of troops, and the experience of war. Tennyson´s poem celebrates the glory of war, regardless of the fact that, due to an error of judgment someone had blundered, six hundred soldiers had been sent to their death. The first verse begins in the center of the action as Cardigan that the commander, gives the order to charge. "Forward the light brigade charge for the gun." This offers a feeling of the delight of this galloping horses in the cavalry charge, and sweeps the reader along, Tennysons then uses noble sounding euphemisms such as "into the valley of death" to describe the destiny which awaits those men. He doesn't convey the gory reality of the slaughter. From the next verse Cardigan provides the order "forward the light brigade!" The soldiers know that the order is wrong, but since they're loyal and brave soldiers ready to fight, they did not disagree, and carried out the order! We know that when Tennyson clarifies that, "Not though' the soldier understood." Tennyson celeb...

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