Vocabulary in The Charge of the Light Brigade

Vocabulary Examples in The Charge of the Light Brigade:

Text of the Poem

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"Volleyed and thundered; ..."   (Text of the Poem)

"Volleyed" means a number of cannons all firing at once. "Thundered" would be the sound of these cannons after the bright flash of the cannon fire. The sound would be heard an appreciable instant after the flash because light travels faster than sound. The word "thundered" suggests a comparison with the flash of lightning and the thunder which follows it.

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