The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Meaning


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When did Alfred Lord Tennyson write 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'?

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1. What did Queen Victoria name Alfred Lord Tennyson before he wrote 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'?

2. In which war did the battle in Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Charge of the Light Brigade' take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Charge of the Light Brigade' is a legendary poem describing the harrowing events of battle. The quiz and worksheet pairing will help you understand the elements of Tennyson's work and the significant lasting legacy of this poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Facts on the battle
  • Meter in poetry
  • Descriptive elements used by Tennyson
  • Language of the poem

Skills Practiced

These study items will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how Tennyson described the soldiers of the Light Brigade
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding the war on which the poem is based

Additional Learning

To entirely understand the material, be sure to review the lesson titled 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Tennyson: Summary, Poem Analysis & Meaning. These objectives are covered in detail:

  • Know about the events of the poem
  • Distinguish the language styles of Tennyson, such as descriptions and symbolism
  • Define poetic meter
  • Understand why Tennyson wrote this poem