The results also showed that the more alcohol women drank, the less weight they gained.Most of us are aware of the fact that all packaged food that we come across in our grocery shopping ventures has food labels that list things in terms of percentages and calories and vitamins and carbohydrates and so on.Or, perhaps, not so surprising - while Tennyson's account of heroism in the face of overwhelming odds caught and stirred the public imagination, Kipling's scathingly acid revelation of the way the world treated its heroes seems, like most of the uncomfortable details connected with the war, to have been swept under the carpet.There is a glamour inherent in the charge of the Light Brigade - even though it was obvious "someone had blunder'd" - that the real life plight of Thomas Atkins, Esq., cannot match.References: "Dowered with the hate of hate, the scorn of scorn, The love of love." -- Tennyson, ' The Poet'. I couldn't find too many references - there was the following..."Kipling could make topical social comment with his poems and often did so.Kipling's war poems were highly personal; his soldiers ordinary men doing a misunderstood and underappreciated job in the best way they could.(Like much else of Kipling, this attitude is no longer fashionable; the which, of course, detracts nothing from his poetry, but does help explain its fluctuating repute). This is one of those poems to which comments seem almost superfluous - suffice it to say that it made me shiver. -- Tennyson, ' Charge of the Light Brigade' Oh, and don't miss the pun at the end :) Links and Background: For more on Kipling's war poetry, see the commentary to Tommy (poem #43) For more background information on the Crimean war and the Light Brigade, see Tennyson's famous poem and the accompanying comments, poem #355 How rooted in fact is today's poem?
Since my students love matching activities, this is a great way to encourage learning while having fun at the same time.That huge and senseless loss was par for the course." And finally, for a Kipling biography, assessments and other random information, see the comments attached to his many other poems on Minstrels, [broken link] by Kimberly Dorsey (New York) As a middle school special education teacher, community integration is a big part of my program.They felt that life was fleeting; they knew not that art was long, That though they were dying of famine, they lived in deathless song.They asked for a little money to keep the wolf from the door; And the thirty million English sent twenty pounds and four!