Flashcards in Charge of the Light Brigade Deck (20)
What technique is employed by the phrase "into the valley of Death?"
Into the "Jaws of Death" is an example of which technique?
What is happening in the 3rd stanza/verse of the poem?
The survivors have met the enemy
What is different about the phrase "left of six hundred" to other references to the brigade?
In the other references it has 'the' six hundred, this shows the loss of their original identity.
It also shows how now they're just a number.
True or False: The soldiers had a choice if they wanted to attack.
The historical context of this poem is:
Where were the cannons?
To the left of them, to the right of them and behind them.
What kind of soldiers were "the six hundred?"
The poet creates rhythm by using which device in the poem?
What is the genre of this poem?
When did the crimean war begin and end?
It began October 1853 and ended March 1856
How many British soldiers died in the crimean war?
What caused the most deaths in the crimean war?
What is a 'light brigade'?
Soldiers who do not have much armour or weapons
When did Tennyson write this poem?
The poem is about a military mistake. Which word in the poem means 'mistake'?
Complete the line: "Theirs but to..."
"...do and die"
What does the steady rhythm of the poem reflect?
Horses galloping into battle
How does COTLB differ from "Exposure"?
COTLB is about the perceived glory of war
COTLB was written from a second-hand point of view.