Charge of the Light Brigade (Violence and Chaos of War (Use of…
Charge of the Light Brigade
Effects of War and Conflict
Horror and Reality of War
Powerlessness of Soldiers
"Rode the six hundred"
to show how they had to keep going with no power to stop.
“Cannon to the right of them / Cannon to the left of them / Cannon in front of them”.
Highlights how defensless the soldiers are and how their fate is inescapable.
“Theirs not to make reply, / Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die”
repetition and rhyme shows the lack of control the soldiers have over their fate.
Violence and Chaos of War
to create vivid image of fighting
"volleyed" "thundered" and "stormed"
to highlight the chaos
"Jaws of Death"
to show the brutal fate awaiting the soldiers
Horrific imagery like
"Valley of death"
to highlight the danger of the situation
He also uses
"boldly" "noble" "charging"
to highlight the honour of their sacrifice
The repetition of the imperative verb
emphasises how the reader should express admiration for the fallen soldiers