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The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lesson 1)

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Dan Martin

on 13 January 2013

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by Alfred (Lord) Tennyson The Charge of the Light Brigade Lesson Objectives Getting you thinking... Look at the following image.
What ideas come to mind? The Charge of the Light Brigade To understand some of the key ideas explored in Tennyson's poem, 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

To begin thinking about some of the language used in the poem. Match the poetic technique/language technique with the correct example from Lord Tennyson's poem.

metaphor "stormed", "shattered", "thundered"
repetition "Stormed at with shot and shell"
alliteration "valley of death"
dynamic verbs "Half a league, half a league"
assonance "sabre stroke" We are going to read through the poem together as a class. As we do, underline any words/phrases that you do not understand.

Once we have discussed it, we shall re-read the poem, breaking it down stanza by stanza and trying to summarise, in a single sentence, what is happening in each stanza Task Using the grid provided, draw a picture/symbol of what is happening in each stanza and then write the summaries we have come up with in the box below. For example: The General is given the order to march into the conflict Title: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
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