Comparing Authors

Compare and contrast two different poems by different authors

The poems “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “A Document” are war poems. They reflect on two different but equally harrowing experiences; however, the poets interpret and explain these events using their own style and terminology to create images for their audience. The poems give a different view on sacrifices made at war.
“The Charge of the Light Brigade “was written by Alfred lord Tennyson in 1854 and it was about the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. Although, the battle started with a “blunder” committed by the chief commander, it did show the bravery of the six hundred British soldiers, who charged into an unfortunate and disastrous death. “A Document” is a whole different poem written by an Australian poet Judith Wright. It’s more of an emotional poem compared to “Charge of the Light Brigade”, it focuses mainly on her situation during “World War 2” when the trees that were inherited by her were requested by the government for building bomber planes.
Both poets employ the use of figurative language and repetition, to achieve their purpose; Tennyson also uses rhetorical questions, while Judith Wright uses jargon to explain more on her purpose and theme.
Alfred Tennyson uses figurative language, into the mouth hell, into the jaws of death and into the valley of death, to give a picture of a terrifying and destructive battle field that the soldiers rode into. He did this to show how dangerous the battle zone was and perhaps the pain, screaming and agony the soldiers were going through. However, he uses the “jaws of death” to   paint a clear image   of how apprehensive and vulnerable the soldiers were, and also to stress the fact that once the soldiers are into the valley, are most likely to meet their doom, that is they have little or no chance of coming out. He tells that despite how dangerous the battle zone was, they still fought with bravery, so are to be honored and respected for...