The Charge of the Light Brigade TPCASTTT

Title

In the title of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” you have a feeling that the poem would be about a war. Since the charge shows an action, the light brigade sounds like it would be a place. Altogether it would mean that it is a war in or at the Light Brigade.

 

Paraphrase

Stanza 1 talks about how people or an army of 600 had battled against another large army. Into the valley of Death (Stanza 1 Line 7) Talks about how the people are fighting and many have or are going to die.

Stanza 2 talks about how there was a betrayal. But since no one had known who it was, all that they could do was to try their best, or die trying. The line “Into the valley of Death” was repeated again in this stanza.

Stanza 3 talks about what the men were seeing or what they heard. Boldly they rode (Stanza 3 Line 23) shows that they were still bravely going even though they were outnumbered by the other army. Instead of “Into the valley of Death”, it had used “Into the jaws of Death”

Stanza 4 shows that the army of 600 had taken out their knives or swords and instead of shooting they would stab and slice the opponents. They had gotten through the other army, both Cossack and Russians had dodged from both sides. But after that the army of 600 did not come back. “All the world wondered” (Stanza 4 Line 31) Shows that the rest of the world wouldn’t know what had happened or even what is happening.

Stanza 5 the first three lines “Cannon to the right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them” (Stanza 5 Line 39,40,41) Is like the same as stanza 3 but instead of Cannon front of them it is Cannon behind them. This may show the the army of 600 is past the other army. But going through other army many had fallen and all had fought well. But the best had survived, they were all that was left of the 600.

Stanza 6 the world respects this army of 600, and thought of the honorable fight or war that they had.

 

Connotations

Diction: Death, Army, Loyal

Imagery + details: The author shows a battlefield of death, and of an honorable army fighting

Symbols: None

Motifs:

Irony: None

Allusion:

Effect of sound devices: Guns, cannons, death, swords

Structure: 6 stanza

 

Attitude

Loyal fierce honorable soldiers

Shifts

Losing to winning

Tensions

The general had mistakenly sent the army of men into the wrong place causing many deaths

Title
Theme

It doesnt matter if people are losing are winning, all that matters if that you keep going and have honor

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