Crimean War, Dardanelles, Russia's naval base, British Light Brigade
The poem The charge of the light brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson recounts the memories of the suicidal war that was fought by the British in the Battle of Balaclava. The battle was fought during the years of 1854-1856 in Ukraine and was named as the Crimean War. It involved a total of 600 men, 247 of which were killed or wounded. The war erupted, as a result,
of Russia quest to control the Dardanelles. However, Turkey, Britain and France resisted the move and decided to fight against Russia because the British sea routes would have been blocked if Russia took control of Dardanelles.
The British, therefore, sent its troops in 1854 to attack Russia's naval base that was situated in the city of Sevastopol in a bid to weaken their control, over the Black Sea (Andrew, 20-25). The much remembered tragic of the war is the killing of the British Light Brigade on October 25, 1854 who fell into a murderous Russian fire that was immortalized by Alfred a poem The charge of the light brigade. The tragedy led to the death and wound of 278 light brigades. Upon the arrival of the news in London, Tennyson penned his poem.
[...] The battle was fought during the years of 1854-1856 in Ukraine and was named as the Crimean War. It involved a total of 600 men of which were killed or wounded. The war erupted, as a result, of Russia quest to control the Dardanelles. However, Turkey, Britain and France resisted the move and decided to fight against Russia because the British sea routes would have been blocked if Russia took control of Dardanelles. The British, therefore, sent its troops in 1854 to attack Russia's naval base that was situated in the city of Sevastopol in a bid to weaken their control, over the Black Sea (Andrew, 20-25). [...]
[...] The rhymes intensify the emotions created by the events of the poem. There are some words that are repeated in different lines of the poem, an element known as anaphora. Anaphora creates a sense of how seriousness the situation was by repeating the words that bring a sense of terror. Form and Criticism of the poem The poem charge of the light brigade” by Alfred Tennyson captures the historical and the most memorable episode of the Crimean War that led to the loss of 278 of the 600 British troops that had gone to fight against the Russian troops. [...]
[...] The approach of the British troops shows their confidence in a bid to win. It is evident that they were very well organized by the way they managed to approach and fight the Russian troops although they were aware of the attack. Elements used in the poem The poem is popular for its use of different elements to represent the expressions of courage and heroism that enabled the British soldiers to conquer the Russian troops. The images created in the poem are powerful in showing the severity of the chaos. [...]
[...] Andrew Lambert. The Crimean War: British grand strategy against Russia, 1853-56. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company Print. Gale. Criticism: The charge of the Light Brigade. Gale Student Resources in Context, Web Retrieved from: http://my.ccsd.net/userdocs/documents/HGPvbV4qkojCTzhV.pdf Surname 10 Glenn Everett. Alfred Lord Tennyson: A brief Biography. The Victorian web Retrieved from: http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/tennyson/tennybio.html Mathew and Todd. Immortalizing war in Tennyson's charge of the light brigade” Retrieved from: http://www.nines.org/exhibits/Tennyson_Edick_Braga?page=2 Tricia Mason. [...]
[...] The Crimean War was the first war to be covered widely by the media. The time of Surname 9 the war was characterized by more advanced and faster communication devices that made the stories about the war to travel faster back to Britain. Tennyson glorifies the actions of the men involved in the war through the use of imagery, personification among other figures of speech. He appreciates the theme and the tone of the poem through the use of figurative language. [...]
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