Compare how conflict is presented in the charge of the light brigade and one other poem form the conflict cluster. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts looking to compare the poems in the AQA Anthology for Power and Conflict.
It made me pause though and consider what misconceptions students are under. The poem starts in the middle of the action and is written in 3 stanzas.
Then suddenly, time stops and the soldier questions why he is running towards bullets. It, again, links to Bayonet Charge because the soldier was petrified and frozen looking back at what he was doing which shows us that the reality of war is really scary.
You know how looking at a math problem similar to the one you're stuck on can help you get unstuck? Both poems have a different rhythm that creates opposing feelings.