Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

Charge Of The Light Brigade - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
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Comments about Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • (7/4/2016 9:27:00 PM)


    They lost because of a communications error (Report) Reply

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  • (4/24/2016 8:14:00 PM)


    another brilliant work of poetry by Lord Alfred Tennyson (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle (3/23/2016 12:57:00 AM)


    A fabulous poetry work of Alfred Lord Tennyson! (Report) Reply

  • Heaven's Authority (1/29/2016 10:59:00 PM)


    I miss this poem so much (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2015 10:46:00 PM)


    Iron Maiden! Excellent! Seriously, check out the song the The Trooper (based entirely on this poem) on Iron Maiden's 1983 release Piece of Mind. Classic English poetry set to classic English Heavy Metal; the drums play the part of the artillery, the guitar and bass lines sound the steeds' gallop, and the vocals echo the cries of the cavalrymen. The lyrics simultaneously sum up the glory, the gore, the bravery, and the wastefulness of war that I feel Tennyson conveyed. I would like to think that Tennyson himself would appreciate this modern day pop culture interpretation of one of his most popular poems. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2015 5:49:00 AM)


    Probably Lord Tennyson's best poem. Very well written, the rhyme scheme is nice and the story easy to understand. Overall, a beautiful poem penned with insight, a lovely piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing and Kudos. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2014 9:04:00 PM)


    A classic poem about the unfortunate losses that come from war. It highlights both the courage of the light brigade, and the foolishness of war. Those men, all because of a mistaken command, charged into the valley of death. The tone of the poem is one that honors those men but pulls no punches on the reality of death and war. It's not overly critical of the event itself, so to classify it as anti-war would be wrong, but it's fantastic nonetheless. (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2013 6:47:00 AM)


    Inspired me to write a bit of war poetry! A brilliant classical piece, with brilliant structure. Beyond all doubt, my favourite poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dennis Field (6/29/2013 10:01:00 AM)


    This is my all time favourite poem (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2008 12:18:00 AM)


    The first poem I ever committed to memory. I love it. (Report) Reply








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