How does the poet want us to perceive the Light Brigade in the last stanza? The poet encourages the reader to read about the Light Brigade because it poses a question that entices the reader to discover more about the achievement they accomplished and because they are highly noble and respectable. These attributes make up for what the poets think is their lack of numbers since only six hundred men were involved in this incident.
The last line of the stanza says that they "made a glory out of defeat". This means that even though they were losing, they still had hope that they would win. This keeps them fighting hard even though they knew they might not survive the battle.
Here's how the last line works: - a means BOUT or SCENARIO; as in "a war story", or "the story of my life". A GLORY is a place where people have won victories (or been honored for doing so). So, in other words, they made a glory out of their defeat.
"Charge of the Light Brigade" depicts the impact of combat produced by commanders who appear to be the troops' adversaries. This was inserted by the poet because during the Crimean War, the individuals in control of the army gave them the erroneous instructions, and the men obeyed them, resulting in many fatalities. The Charge was an expensive failure for the British Empire.
The poem begins with a metaphor used by Churchill to describe what happened at the Battle of Balaclava: "In the thickest of the fight/ Two friends rode together fast". This refers to two officers who were known to be brave and courageous fighters, even though one of them was Sir George Yeoman Eady, commander of the British cavalry force. The other man is assumed to be Lord Cardigan, although this is not confirmed.
At the time of the battle, both men were young and had not yet achieved their rank. However, they had already made a name for themselves as fearless warriors who did not know when to stop fighting. As leaders of their units, they insisted on taking part in every single action during the battle, which resulted in them being injured several times.
Even though they were placed in difficult situations, both men refused to be evacuated from the battlefield. They stayed with their horses until they died or were taken prisoner. After the battle, Eady's body was found near Cardigan's horse, which showed that they had been killed in the same action.
Structure in Charge of the Light Brigade The poem is a tale presented by a third-person narrator (the poet) in chronological sequence about the charge. The first three stanzas focus on the men's charge, the fourth on the combat itself, and the fifth on the aftermath. During the course of the narrative, the poet reveals himself to be Lord Byron.
Byron was an English Romantic poet who became famous for his dramatic works, especially his epic poetry. His poetry often addressed political and social issues and was influenced by both classical and contemporary European poets such as Goethe and Coleridge. He traveled widely during his lifetime and lived for several years in Greece and Italy. In 1816, he returned to England and was soon after declared bankrupt. He died two years later at the age of 36.
Byron wrote many poems during his life time but only four books of poems have survived today: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Don Juan, Jerusalem, and Mazeppa. He also wrote two plays that are still performed today: Venice and Manfred.
Charge of the Light Brigade is one of Byron's most famous poems and it has been interpreted by many scholars as a reflection on the death of Napoleon. The poem uses historical figures as its characters and imagines what would have happened had these men not taken part in the charge.
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" commemorates a suicidal cavalry charge during the Crimean War as an act of courage and sacrifice. Tennyson's poem, written just six weeks later, argues that the cavalry's determination to sacrifice themselves without questioning their instructions makes them heroes.
The poem begins with a quotation from Milton: "Charge home, you cannot miss it." The poet then describes the scene at the beginning of the war, when Russia and England were allies but had recently fallen out over issues relating to Poland. A Russian army under the command of General Kutuzov was retreating before the advancing armies of Napoleon. As the Russians retreated across Ukraine, they left their baggage train behind.
When the English learn of this baggage train, they decide to attack it by sending a force of 13,000 men under the command of Lord Cardigan against it. But Cardigan does not want to hurt the enemy so he orders his soldiers not to fire until they are within 20 yards of the Russian infantry.
This is too close for the Russians, who take cover behind trees and rocks. When the British reach the scene, they see the Russian artillery has been captured and taken back home. They also find that many of the prisoners are officers who have been taken prisoner after being defeated in other battles.