What is the tone of the Charge of the Light Brigade?
The tone of The Charge of the Light Brigade is praising. The author, Alfred Tennyson, held the brigade soldiers in high esteem.
The "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place outside of Balaclava during the Crimean War. A mix-up in orders lead to the light cavalrymen (hussars, lancers, and dragoons) of the Brigade charging Russian artillery batteries and cavalry. Hit by murderous fire from the artillery, hundreds of British cavalrymen were killed during the charge and subsequent retreat of the Brigade.
The background of the poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" was a battle that took place during the Crimean War. To be specific, the Battle of Balaclava. A British cavalry unit named the Light Brigade consisting of roughly 700 cavalrymen made a suicide charge against Russian forces and the majority of them were all cut down.
The poem was based on a charge of the light brigade in the Crimean War. On the 25th of October 1854 some Russian fores captured some Turkish guns. Lord Ralgan the British commander, sent orders to the light Cavalary to recapture them. A fatal confusion of this command resulted in Lord Cardigan leading the Light Brigade in the wrong direction, between heights dominated by Russian guns. The charge was completed with heavy losses.
The 'Charge Of The Light Brigade' was a disastrous episode in the Crimean War on the 25th October 1854 during the Battle of Balaclava. Confusion, error and poor communication resulted in the Light Brigade being sent on a cavalry charge towards the main Russian artillery position instead of the isolated enemy outpost. ~ Stanza one of The Charge of the Light Brigade means that there is a large military unit that is moving towards their…