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Alternative Voicing: Charge Of The Lightweight Brigade - Poem by Professor Poetry Hound

And so, in conclusion, from the aforementioned,
it can be ascertained that the Light Brigade - which
the reader will discern was the moniker applied to a cavalry
unit of courageous soldiers - was attacked on both sides
by their adversarial enemy as they rode their horses
in a downhill fashion into a valley. The poet calls it the
“Valley of Death” but that is highly unlikely to be the
actual name of the valley. We can infer from the
utilization of the valley’s title in this manner that the
poet was in actual fact using the phrase metaphorically
in order to indicate to the reader that members of the
cavalry unit were being shot and killed by the
enemy in that particular location. This is in contrast to
Twain’s metaphorical river that Huck and Jim go
down but are not shot at.

Comments about Alternative Voicing: Charge Of The Lightweight Brigade by Professor Poetry Hound

  • (11/11/2006 9:04:00 PM)

    Got my ten, as well. Thanks for the much-needed larf. Oh, and the horror. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/10/2006 7:54:00 AM)

    Surely this is not my dear Prof having a dig a someone? Oh, it is? That'll be why it's so funny then.
    Anna xxx
    PS Don't know what idiot has given this a low score - I've voted it a well earned 10, if that helps any.
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  • (9/8/2006 10:52:00 PM)

    I enjoyed the poem because I can relate as a student trying to bullship and chatter and not say much. And I can relate as a college instructor. The BS I get is high enough to publish a quote book from student papers. I like gorgeous words (moniker) . The surprise of the last Huck Finn sentence worked well. It's a total off-the-wall conclusion sent from oblivion.
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  • (8/28/2006 9:09:00 AM)

    Now having a go at lt. crit. This had me pissing myself. It is absolutely brilliant. If an artist's main tool is imagination, you are an artist, par excellente. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2006 8:15:00 AM)

    Gosh my class was told there was a signpost in Crimean saying, to the 'Valley of Death' but they rode past too fast or to show off... (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2006 7:56:00 AM)

    Oh, yes! My daughter, the schoolteacher, grades papers like this EVERY SINGLE
    DAY of the school year! Unreal!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 28, 2010

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