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Reading Poetry: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

In this worksheet, students answer questions on their understanding of two verses from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

'Reading Poetry: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read these two verses from Tennyson's famous poem. It is about a battle in which the 'Light Brigade' were ordered to fight against a very powerful enemy.




The Charge of the Light Brigade

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode 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 and 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.






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