Lament in 1915 - The Magic Carpet - Class 8 - English
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Here is a comparison between the poems ‘The charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘Lament in 1915’. Tick () the correct options to complete the comparison.
1. Both poems are about war/friendship.
2. Both poems talk about the loss of a friend/death on the battlefield.
1. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE The poem is about cavalrymen in peacetime/going to
LAMENT IN 1915 The poem is about the poet dealing with the loss of his friend/bravery of
the poet’s friend who was a soldier.
2. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE It is from the point of view of one of the cavalrymen/an
LAMENT IN 1915. It is from the point of view of the person who has lost a loved one in war/a
soldier injured in battle.
3. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE The bravery/cowardice of the cavalrymen is
LAMENT IN 1915 The grief/pride of the dead soldier’s friend is emphasised.
4. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE The sights and sounds of a battleheld after the battle is
over/an ongoing battle are described in the poem.
LAMENT IN 1915 The poem imagines the death of one man in detail/death and destruction
caused by war.
Write a paragraph comparing the two poems. Use points from the above exercise. You could begin like this.
This is a comparison of two poems. The charge of the Light Brigade’, by Lord Tennyson and ‘Lament in 1915 by Harold Monto Both poem.
This is a comparison of two war poems: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Lord Tennyson and 'Lament in 1915' by Harold Monro. Both poems discuss the horrors and devastating consequences of war, yet they do so from distinct perspectives and with different focuses. 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' describes the valiant act of going into battle, and digs deep into the sights and sounds of war through the eyes of an onlooker. On the other hand, 'Lament in 1915' takes a more personal and emotional route as the poet reflects on the loss of his soldier friend, emphasising more on the grief and the aftermath of war. Despite their differences in narrative perspectives, both poems provide sobering looks at the brutal realities of warfare.
Vocabulary - Lament in 1915 | The Magic Carpet | Class 8 Literature | English
Foreign - relating to something from another country or culture
The clown spoke in a foreign language that nobody in the audience understood.
Plugged - blocked or filled something completely
The plumber plugged the leaking pipe to stop the water from flowing.
Wandering - moving aimlessly or without a fixed destination
The traveler enjoyed ....................................
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