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Compare the Language in Both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes

In this worksheet, students will identify the key language techniques in both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes and analyse their effects.

'Compare the Language in Both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry Anthology Collections

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' Conflict: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

For this activity, you will need to turn to the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and  'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes. Both poems can be found in the Power and Conflict section of your anthology.

 

 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Bayonet Charge' are poems that describe the horror of war and the chaos it brings. 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' creates a description of the soldiers under heavy fire and creates sympathy for the men, who the reader is told have very little chance of surviving the battle. Similarly, in 'Bayonet Charge', the soldier is in the middle of a war zone fighting for his life. Both perspectives are from the viewpoint of soldiers with a duty to fight for their country and question the idea of blind patriotism.


In the following questions, you will identify the language devices used in the poems.

 
 
battle
 

You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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