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With reference to poems of my choice show how the war poetry Pre 20th Century reflect both the glamour and horror of warThe overall image that the reader can grasp after reading these poems is of a mans view of what war is and how it affects the human race Full of tawdry lace and glittering arms they maybe thinking of seeing However after all the glamour and battery smoke has faded and settled what is it that will know face them will it be Parading round and round and round or are you just theirs but to do and dieAfter reading these poems what the reader can understand is that during and before 1900 it would be seen as an act of bravery a sign of patriotism and also they may see as glamour upon themselves Glamour upon oneself may give them pride respect and the thought of heroismWhen one joins his countries armed services he will be thinking he will be in good hands when ordered by the officer the officer would know what he is doing the officer would have thought about it Except this one The stupidity of this one would be costly The charge of the light brigade was just that A supposedly trustworthy leader gave a thoughtless order and sent a noble six hundred half a leaguing into the jaws of deathThe way in which the poet sets the tempo of the piece is highly linked to the way in which the soldiers would be hurdling towards the ridge where the Russians were be placed On horses they would have rode and the way the poem is paced is that of horses gallopingWhat young men and boys would find appealing in this scenario is that it would be seen as act of bravery and heroism to be ordered into battle against shot and shell That would be fired at them from front and back left and right volleying and
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