Perspectives

Literary Period

“The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is an example of Victorian poetry. The Victorian era refers to the period during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. This period is considered the Golden Age of English literature. Victorian literature and poetry often reflects the main changes that were…

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Historical context

The poem refers to an event that happened during the Crimean War. The war was fought by Russia, against an alliance including the Ottoman Empire, France and the United Kingdom

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a military action th…

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Works with the same theme

The poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae also presents the realities of war. The poem deals with the theme of death and sacrifice in war and is told from the point of view of the dead soldiers. When comparing “In the Flanders Fields” with “The Charge of the Light Brigade” it could be useful to look at the way the soldiers’ deaths are viewed by the outside world and how the soldiers might themselves perceive their death. 

The poem “Dulce et Decorum est” by Wilfred Owen also explore…

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