Charge of the Light Brigade


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Charge of the Light Brigade

  1. 1. Charge of the Light BrigadeGCSE Poetry Conflict Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. Learning ObjectivesWe are learning to...• Analyse attitudes towards war in poetry• Revise poetic techniques• Analyse how these techniques create meaningSkills for Life – Reflection and Initiative Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Attitudes to war• Listen again to Charge of the Light Brigade• As you listen, list ten words or phrases that describe Tennyson’s attitude to the Light Brigade (not yours!) Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Interpreting the text• Explain how the three lines below could be used to justify firstly a positive view of soldiers and war, or secondly, a negative view: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Success CriteriaSkilled work will:• Demonstrate insight into these lines and understanding of how they can be interpreted in alternative waysExcellent work will:Demonstrate an originality of interpretationBegin to analyse word patterns and poetictechniques as a precise way in to thisinterpretative task Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. Time for rhyme• Why do poets use rhyme? Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Time for rhyme• Why do poets use rhyme?• To emphasise certain words• To link together sequences of words• Task: highlight all the words that rhyme, such as, ‘bare’, ‘air’ and ‘there’ (some of these words are repeated).• How are the rhyming words connected? Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Links between rhymes• How do these links contribute to meaning?• For example, shatterd, sunderd, volleyd and thunderd can all be connected by the concepts of loud noise and destruction, and suggest the volume of the battle.• With a partner, search for another set of linked rhyming words. Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. Sound Effects• Say the word cannon several times out loud• What do you notice about its syllabic and onomatopoeic qualities?• Annotate your poem with further examples of onomatopoeia, sibilance, alliteration, consonance (repetition of consonants, not at the beginning of words) Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Repetition• Highlight repeated words or phrases• Why do you think words or phrases are repeated?• Where do repeated phrases change?• Why do they change?• Look at lines 37 and 38. Why is the word ‘not’ repeated? Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Patterns of three• ‘pattern of three’, a technique often used in persuasive texts is where a word or phrase is repeated three times.• Identify where the pattern of three is used in this poem.• Consider why you think it has been used. Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. Personification• Three striking images are repeated in the poem:• ‘the valley of Death’• ‘the jaws of Death’• ‘the mouth of Hell’• TASK: Choose one of these images and either draw it or write a short paragraph describing it in more detail Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. Personification• ‘the valley of Death’• ‘the jaws of Death’• ‘the mouth of Hell’• Why do you think Tennyson has used this technique?• Do you think these images are effective? Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. Questions on the text• Direct speech is when the actual words people say are used. Identify when direct speech is used. Who do you think is saying these words? What is the effect of using direct speech?• Which people are named in the poem?• Why do you think Tennyson has chosen not to give individuals’ names?• Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Identify the alliteration in line 44. What is the effect of the alliteration in this line? Where else is alliteration used in the poem? What effect does it have?• In line 51, what type of charge is it? What word would you have used?• Two (rhetorical) questions are asked. Underline the two questions. Who is asking the questions and why?Extension question• The poem could be said to show a balance between the bravery and nobleness of the soldiers and the horror of war. Find words that indicate this balance. Powerpoint Templates Page 14