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  • Ozymandias
    Shelley's "Ozymandias" is about the ruins of a statue of what was once a great Egyptian king, in the poem named Ozymandias (based on a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II). On the base of the...

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    The traveler describes the ruins of a once great statue. The shattered face ("visage") of the statue is that of Ozymandias, also known as Ramses II. The face of the ruler is frowning, with a...

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    In "Ozymandias," time is shown to be constant, sharply contrasting with the way human beings live their lives. Shelley shows human beings to be finite. They are transitory, entering and leaving....

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    I think the message of the sonnet "Ozymandias" is that no matter how great or powerful someone is in life, everyone dies and everyone's memory is eventually erased by the ravages of history. In the...

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    This is a great question; these are two of my favourite poems! Let's look at several ways you can compare these two poems. We can start by looking at the structure of these two poems. Both poems...

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    The traveler describes the visage (face) of the statue of Ozymandias as having a frown and a "wrinkled lip." These facial gestures suggest a haughtiness, an expression of someone who feels superior...

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    "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley is written in the form of a sonnet, and the tone shifts from the first section to the second section. The first eight lines, the octave, have a powerful tone,...

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    Interestingly, this single line uses at least four poetic devices. The two sound devices that are most prominent in the line are alliteration and consonance. In the phrase "King of Kings," the...

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    As described in the poem, Ozymandias was a tyrant who did not even make a pretense of caring about the needs of his people. His facial expression, his hand, his heart, and his voice all point to...

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    A moral of a story or work of literature is a lesson that the reader can take away regarding what is right, prudent, or good. In Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet "Ozymandias," we can take several...

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    Although "figures of speech" can be considered broadly to include both poetic (sound) techniques as well as non-literal language, this answer is restricted to figures of speech that are non-literal...

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    "Ozymandias," a simple, one-word title, suggests the focus of the poem will be on Ozymandias, whoever that might be. The name sounds "Oriental," and at the time Shelley wrote the poem, in 1819,...

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    Ozymandias was a king who loved himself more than his subjects. He was a self-absorbed megalomaniac with the notion of being the mightiest ruler in the whole world. Insensitive and haughty in...

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    "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was first published in the January 1818 issue of the magazine The Examiner. The poem is a fourteen-line Italian sonnet written in iambic...

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  • Ozymandias
    Here is the quote you are referring to: "Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away." The "colossal wreck" refers to the fallen statue of...

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    Ozymandias, also known as Ramses II, is the subject of this statue. The narrator, relating what he's heard from the traveler, notes that the statue's visage (face) had a frown, a "wrinkled lip, and...

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    The entire poem paints a beautiful picture, not only the landscape but of the historical milieu. The physical descriptions give us the desolation and emptiness of the mise-en-scene – the...

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    In the sonnet "Ozymandias" by Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, two narrators appear. The first line introduces the sonnet's narrator, the "I" of the poem, yet this character does not appear...

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    The use of multiple voices that Shelley uses to narrate the poem and the universal message that ends it become two of the most appealing features of "Ozymandias." There is a powerful story to...

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    A staunch advocate of personal liberty, Percy Bysshe Shelly strongly despised tyranny exercised either by government or by church. All his major poems including Prometheus Unbound, Queen Mab and...

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    In Shelley's Ozymandias, power is corrupting and fleeting. Power also warps the minds of demagogues, such as the ancient Pharaoh in the poem (the eponymous Ozymandias). His face is trapped in a...

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    Percy Shelley's “Ozymandias” is an interesting example of early British Romanticism. The statue referenced in the poem was real and had been recently acquired by a museum in England. Shelley...

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    You could say that there are three speakers in this poem even though there is only one speaker relating what has been said. The main speaker of the poem recalls what a traveler from an ancient land...

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  • Reference
    In this poem, a traveler tells the speaker about the statue. He says that all that is left of Ozymandias are two "trunkless legs" and a "shattered visage." There are two legs with no body (no...

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  • Ozymandias
    In "Ozymandias," a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley, we learn that Ozymandias was a powerful king. Ozymandias, in reality, was Egyptian king Ramses II, called "Ozymandias" by the Greeks. He ruled for...

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    "Ozymandias" offers a keen insight into Shelley’s political ideologies. An advocate of political and religious freedom, he expressed his hatred for monarchy through his poems and other writings....

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    We learn something about Ozymandias from line three of the poem. These lines provide a description of the individual whose image has been sculpted in stone, which now lies broken in the sand. Near...

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    The poem "Ozymandias" describes a fallen statue of an Egyptian king that a traveler observed in a desert. The traveler describes how the head and the legs of the statue have broken apart, and the...

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    The face is partly buried in the sand and the face is "shattered" and eroded. The face has a frown, a "wrinkled lip" and a "sneer of cold command." Although the statue was commissioned by...

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  • Ozymandias
    Percy Shelley's poem “Ozymandias” is about the statue of a 13th century Egyptian pharaoh. It was published in England in 1818 when the statue was supposed to arrive at the British Museum (it...

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  • Ozymandias
    The poem actually presents more than one message. Firstly, the poem emphasises the transient nature of existence. Time does not stand still and as it marches on, things change. All matter,...

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    Any inquiry into the social personality of a fictive character must begin with a strong reminder to the reader of the "fictiveness." In other words, whatever the evidence for a real historical...

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    Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet about the great king Ozymandias is about meeting a traveler who tells of finding a statue in the desert--a statue now in ruins. Upon the foot of this statue are the...

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    To answer the question effectively, one needs to analyse both the immediate and general context within which the word is used. The common definition for 'antique' is 'old' or 'not modern'. It can...

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    The irony in Ozymandias pivots on these lines: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my work, ye Mighty, and despair!" Ozymandias, once a powerful Egyptian tyrant, had a huge statue built...

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    The speaker recalls meeting a traveler from "an antique land." This antique land is Egypt. Ozymandias is the Greek name for Ramses II, the most celebrated pharaoh of the ancient Egyptian empire....

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  • Macbeth
    Shelley's Ozymandias and Shakespeare's Macbeth are alike in that, despite their power, they fail to understand the implications of their actions. Ozymandias' statue proclaims: Look on my works, ye...

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    In Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet "Ozymandias," two characters meet, and we might assume there has been a conversation. However, the narrator, the "I" of line 1, actually never speaks to the...

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    Ozymandias, also known as Ramses II, is thought to be the one of most powerful pharaohs of the Egyptian empire. The discovery of his sphinx in 1798 had an immediate influence on the European...

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  • Ozymandias
    "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley is a sonnet with a somewhat unconventional rhyme scheme. It is written in the voice of a first person narrator who meets a traveler. The first two lines of the...

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  • Ozymandias
    The narrator's view of Ozymandias is at least twofold. First, the narrator believed that Ozymandias was proud. When Ozymandias was in his prime, he thought that he was the greatest. He was...

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    Ozymandias is Greek for Ramses II, regarded as the greatest, most powerful pharaoh in the Egyptian Empire. Diodorus Siculus, a Greek historian of the first century B. C. E., claimed that this...

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    One way to compare the themes of "Ozymandias" and Antigone is to think of Ozymandias as a symbol of or a soul-mate to Creon, Antigone's uncle. Through the greater part of the play, Creon is ruling...

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    The words on the pedestal imply that Ozymandias was a great ruler who believed his reign to be important to the history of man. The words read: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my...

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  • Ozymandias
    In "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley, a traveler stumbles on the remains of a statue of Ramses II or Ramses the Great, who was known as Ozymandias in Greek. Ozymandias was historically the most...

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    Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley felt inspired to write the poem "Ozymandias" due to archeological discoveries being made in Egypt as a result of Napoleon's defeat of Egypt in 1798, nearly 20 years before...

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    Although Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is a short poem of only fourteen lines (a sonnet), there are actually three speakers involved. The first speaker is the narrator’s voice. He gives us...

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    The inscription on the pedestal reads: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" The words are a proclamation of Ozymandias' hubris. He saw his works as a...

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    A "sneer" is usually deemed a disrespectful expression or attitude which is dismissive of others. When one has a "sneer" it means that one has a low opinion of or little care for the other at whom...

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    A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head. They are usually associated with royal tombs and the most famous one is at Giza. Kings made these structures for reasons...

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