Write a Note on “The Charge of the Light Brigade” Literary Devices

Write a Note on “The Charge of the Light Brigade” Literary Devices

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    Following literary devices have been used in the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.

    Repetition

    The poet uses repetition several times in the poem. e.g. Half a league is repeated 3 times. Other repeated phrases are “Rode the six hundred”, “Forward the Light Brigade”, “Cannons to the Right of Them, Cannons to the Left of Them, Cannons in front of them”, “All the World Wondered“.

    Anaphora

    It means repetition of same words in the starting of a number of consecutive lines. Anaphora has also been used in the poem. e.g. “Cannon“in the phrases Cannons to the Right of Them, Cannons to the Left of Them, Cannons in front of them.

    Alliteration

    Storm’d at with shot and shell”, “Theirs but to do and die”, “All the world wondered”, “While horse and hero fell”

    Personification

    Here are the examples of personification in the poem – “the mouth of hell”, “the jaws of Death“.

    Read the detailed summary of the poem or its structure.

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