The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9780486272825
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Release: 1992-09-21
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Treasury of verse by the great Victorian poet includes the famous long narrative poem, Enoch Arden, plus "The Lady of Shalott," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Break, break, break," "Flower in the crannied Wall" and more. Also included are excerpts from three longer works: The Princess, "Maud" and "The Brook."

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems
Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780486113609
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Release: 2012-03-05
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Treasury of verse by the great Victorian poet, including the long narrative poem, Enoch Arden, plus "The Lady of Shalott," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," selections from The Princess, "Maud" and "The Brook," more.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Author: Charles River Editors
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1543004873
Available:
Release: 2017-02-09
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*Includes pictures *Includes descriptions of the charge made by survivors *Examines the myths and legends surrounding the charge *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The Charge of the Light Brigade is the most famous British cavalry charge in history, possibly also eclipsing the renown of any other mounted attack conducted by the armed forces of other nations in the general imagination. This cavalry action is certainly remembered far more vividly than the 1854 Battle of Balaclava during which it occurred, and even the wider Crimean War that led to the battle. Of course, the prominence of the Charge in popular and historical memory is due primarily to Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem describing the events of that distant late October afternoon. The bearded Poet Laureate crafted a powerful, gripping poetic narrative that fixed the encounter firmly in both the popular imagination and in the English literary oeuvre. Millions of people who know nothing else of the Crimean War between Great Britain and the Russian Empire are familiar with Tennyson's memorable verses. At the same time, however, his words also created a narrative about the combat which has obscured much contrary evidence, replacing fact with legend and completely obscuring the true significance of the Charge of the Light Brigade. Indeed, its perception by historians and depiction in history books has been massively influenced by the sheer artistic power of Tennyson's poem. Sober historians have unwitting cherry-picked the existing original documents to support Tennyson's "version" of the events while disregarding much contrary evidence that provides a very different perspective of the Light Brigade's attack. In fact, a closer examination of source materials casts the Charge of the Light Brigade in a very different light than the widely accepted version of men so highly disciplined and obedient that they obeyed a suicidal order without question. So unquestioningly obedient were the British cavalrymen, the legend declares, that they were willing to charge into a cannon's mouth and die rather than raise a voice of protest against the imbecility of their incompetent officers. This mix of doomed courage and absolute, unfaltering compliance with the orders of their superiors, however idiotic, had given the Light Brigade and the British soldier in general a character of tragic heroism. Powerful as this vision of buffoonish commanders leading soldiers infused with ant-like obedience may be in the world of poetry, considerable documentation still exists which at least partially refutes such an interpretation. These documents, recently revisited by a handful of historians, greatly diminish the role of upper-echelon mistakes in causing the Charge. They restore agency and initiative to the ordinary British soldiers, highlighting them as fierce, independent-minded, and energetic actors in their own right, who very nearly changed the outcome of the entire Battle of Balaclava with their skill, courage, and daring. Ironically, it is possible to argue that the Charge of the Light Brigade was an attack mostly initiated by the rank and file, and that it was largely successful. The actual blunder was the failure of other commanders to support the charge by sending in infantry in its wake, which could potentially have led to the complete rout of the Russian forces. Instead, the British commanders did nothing to exploit the breakthrough created by the initiative, skill, and ferocity of the ordinary cavalryman, squandering the opportunity they had been offered. The Charge of the Light Brigade chronicles the history and legacy of the ill-fated cavalry charge. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Charge of the Light Brigade like never before, in no time at all.

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1987761278
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Release: 2018-04-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.

Maud and Other Poems

Maud  and Other Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 168
ISBN: BCUL:1092900375
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Release: 1859
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tiresias and Other Poems

Tiresias and Other Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 203
ISBN: OXFORD:504269145
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Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hell Riders

Hell Riders
Author: Terry Brighton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780141913988
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Release: 2015-07-23
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War, the Light Brigade of the British Cavalry Division made the most magnificent and most brutal charge in military history. Almost 700 men armed with sabre and lance, charged straight at the muzzles of Russian cannons. This vivid and extraordinarily detailed account of the charge and the bloody mêlée that followed, by an author with unique access to regimental archives, is told largely in the words of the survivors themselves. Terry Brighton takes the reader closer than ever before to the experience of charging down the Valley of Death.

Poems of Places

Poems of Places
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924082223375
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Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tennyson

Tennyson
Author: John Batchelor
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781448138562
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history:he skilfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. Fame and recognition came, lavishly and in abundance, but the hunger for more never left him. Like many successful Victorians, he was a provincial determined to make good in the capital while retaining his regional strengths. One of eleven children, he remained close to his extended family and never lost his Lincolnshire accent.Resolving never to be anything except ‘a poet’, he wore his hair long, smoked incessantly and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. Tennyson ranged widely in his poetry, turning his interests in geology, evolution and Arthurian legend into verse, but much of his workrelates to his personal life. The tragic loss of Arthur Hallam, a brilliant friend and fellow Apostle at Cambridge, fed into some of his most successful and best-known poems. It took Tennyson seventeen years to complete his great elegy for Hallam, In Memoriam, a work which established his fame and secured his appointment as Poet Laureate. The poet who wrote The Lady of Shalott and The Charge of the Light Brigade has become a permanent part of our culture. This enjoyable and thoughtful new biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and Tennyson’s attempts at play writing, as well as the pressures of his age and the personal relationships that made the man.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Author: Anonim
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0590355856
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of narative poems on a variety of topics from the patriotic to the fantastic.

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 64
ISBN: HARVARD:32044013565247
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Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A narrative poem about the death of Elaine, "the lily maid of Astolat".

Alfred Lord Tennyson s Poetry The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alfred  Lord Tennyson s Poetry  The Charge of the Light Brigade
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:49699033
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

English poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), who was known as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote the poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade." The poem was written in 1854 and published in 1855 as part of a collection of poetry entitled "Maud, and Other Poems." The full text of the poem is provided.

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 16
ISBN: OXFORD:504261450
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Release: 1852
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tennyson Poems

Tennyson  Poems
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307823618
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Release: 2012-07-25
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria’s favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women’s rights. A master of the short, intense lyric, he can also be sardonic, humorous, voluptuous, earthy, and satirical. This collection includes, of course, such famous poems as “The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” There are extracts from all the major masterpieces—“Idylls of the King,” “The Princess,” “In Memoriam”—and several complete long poems, such as “Ulysses” and “Demeter and Persephone,” that demonstrate his narrative grace. Finally, there are many of the short lyrical poems, such as “Come into the Garden, Maud” and “Break, Break, Break,” for which he is justly celebrated.

The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Miscellaneous poems

The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson  Miscellaneous poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HWH46W
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Poems

Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson
Pages: 379
ISBN: GENT:900000032082
Available:
Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Poetry for Young People

Poetry for Young People
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0806966122
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brief profile of the nineteenth century English poet, Alfred Tennyson, accompanies selections from some of his best known works.

Early Poems

Early Poems
Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HWP8SD
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Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion
Author: Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780199567461
Available:
Release: 2012-09-13
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

Q in Law

Q in Law
Author: Peter David
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780671040994
Available:
Release: 1991-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race called the Tizarin are to be joined through marriage, theU.S.S. Enterprise™ is chosen as the site for the wedding. Though Captain Picard is pleased by the happy duty, his pleasure is cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed: Lwaxana Troi -- the mother of ship's counsellor, Deanna Troi. Despite Lwaxana Troi's romantic overtures toward the captain, the celebration seems to go smoothly until the situation is further complicated by the arrival of the notorious and all powerful being called Q -- who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. Suddenly, the festivities are in turmoil, the powerful Tizarin families are on the verge of war, and Lwaxana Troi is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget...