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1

What are three quotes from the poem?

'Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blundered'
'Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them'
'All that was left of them, Left of the six hundred'

2

What does the quote 'Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blundered' suggest?

that the soldiers realise the order was a mistake but do what they are told because it's their duty to obey orders, the poet resects them for this

3

what does the quote 'Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them' suggest?

The repetition at the start of the line reflects the way the soldiers are surrounded by the enemy's guns, whilst also replicating the sound of gunfire

4

What does the quote 'All that was left of them, Left of the six hundred'

The repetition of left of reminds us that lives were lost, which makes the poem sound sad