Comparing Poets' attitudes to conflict
- What does the metaphor of the falling leaves suggest about the way Postgate-Cole sees the deaths of the soldiers?
- What does the metaphor of the 'jaws of death' suggest about the way Tennyson sees the deaths of the soldiers?
- How would you describe the rhyme in 'The Falling Leaves?
- What does the rhyme add to our understanding of the idea of wasted youth?
- How would you describe the rhyme scheme in 'The Charge?'
- What does it add to Tennyson's view of wasted youth?
- Highlight the words which carry the most meaning for you in each poem.
- What do they have in common?
- How would you characterise the words Postgate-Cole uses compared with those Tennyson uses?
- What do their choice of powerful words suggest about their attitudes towards the dead soldiers? Wasted youth?
Analysis of The Falling Leaves by Margaret Postgate Cole
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson ( GCSE revision material)