charge of the light brigade

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  • Created on: 11-05-18 12:03
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  • charge of the light brigade
    • theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why, theirs not to do and die
      • the use of the repitition and rhyme= emphasises the lack of control the sldiers have over their fate
      • in an almost robotic way= they have been conditioned to follow instructions, no matter what they might be
    • cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them,cannon in front of them
      • highlights how helpless the soldiers are to defend themselves against the enemies fire
      • highlights how their fate is inescapable
    • rode the six hundred
      • the repetition = highlights how they rode as one group and has an ominous feel
      • there is a sense that they kept going with no power to stop
    • jaws of death
      • personification
      • horrific images = highlights the danger of the situation and the brutal fate that awaited the men
    • the valley of death
      • metaphor
      • horrific images = highlights the danger of the situation and the brutal fate that awaited the men
    • volleyed, thundered, stormed
      • violent verbs
      • empasise the chaos of the situation
    • flash'd
      • repititon
      • creates a vivid image of fighting

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