Summary

The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson tells the story of the six hundred members of the Light Brigade who went into battle. The speaker narrates the way the Light Brigade rides on horseback to the valley. The leader commands the soldiers to charge for the enemy and to take their guns. 

The Light Brigade receives another command to charge forward. No man is discouraged by this command even though all the soldiers realize that someone made a mistake. The soldiers know that it is not their place to question orders, and they are simply meant to do as they are told and die if they have to, so they keep riding forward. 

Cannons are shooting at the 600 soldiers from every direction, yet the Light Brigade continues to ride cour...

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