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Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Alfred Lord Tennyson Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack & Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke,
Shatter'd & sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred. Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse & hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred. Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred. 'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred! August 6, 1809 - October 6, 1892 The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson Poetry, of Nature Lord Tennyson's Circle of Life Bibliography Biographical Information:
"Alfred lord tennyson biography." Biography. A&E Televison Networks, 1996-2011. Retrieved on 02/03/11. <http://www.biography.com/articles/Alfred-Tennyson-9504013?part=0>


"Alfred lord tennyson." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Advameg Incorporated, 2011. Retrieved on 02/03/11. <http://www.notablebiographies.com/St-Tr/Tennyson-Alfred-Lord.html> Images:
Wikipedia. Production of Wikimedia, 2011. Pictures retrieved between 02/01/11 and 02/05/11. <http://www.wikipedia.org/> Poem Analysis:
Retrieved 2/8/11. http://bookstove.com/book-talk/analysis-of-the-charge-of-the-light-brigade/ Final Days: Lord Tennyson went on to experiment in poetic drama and prose. His only works of these kind are: "Queen Mary", "Harold", "Becket", and "The Promise of May". Died in Haslemere, England.
Buried in Westminster Abbey Key Influences Alexander Pope Lord Byron John Milton Sir Walter Scott John Keats Education: -Attended Louth Grammar School, then dropped out from unhappiness -1827: He and brother Charles, join older brother at Trinity College, Cambridge. -Learned from reading books in his father's library and being tutored. Major Literary Works and Accomplishments: "Morte d'Arthur"
"The Two Voices"
"In Memoriam"
"Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington"
"Charge of the Light Brigade"

1850: appointed Poet Laureate of England

1883: awarded peerage (rights of nobility) Family Life -Son of Reverend George Clayton and Elizabeth Fytche Tennyson -One of twelve total children -At 12, he wrote his first poem, an epic, in imitation of Sir Walter Scott -His father turned to alcohol, and even attempted to kill his oldest son. -Suffered from depression at an early age -Married Emily Sellwood on June 13, 1850 -Had two sons, Hallam and Lionel. Places of Livin' Somersbury, Lincolnshire, England Home on the Isle of Wight Born 1853-1892 Essex, England Chapel House, Twikenham, London 1851-1853 About the poem About the Poem: The Charge of the Light Brigade was written by Tennyson to retell the story of the brave Light brigade at the battle of Balaclava, 1854. The battle was fought during the Crimean War. British troops charged a gun emplacement that had been captured by the Russians. They were outnumbered, and followed an order that had been misunderstood in the first place. The poem recounts the bravery of those soldiers in the face of sure death. His Works and the Times: Lord Tennyson wrote during a time when religious faith was being challenged by science. His poetry gave readers reassurance. He used the musical quality of words to emphasize their rhythm and meaning. Throughout his life, Tennyson wrote in many different styles and meters. He even attempted to adapt Greek and Latin quantitative metres to English poetry. Born in somersbury, Lincolnshire, England -Wrote in memoiriam after the death of his bestfriend Hallam, who he also named his son after.
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