What is the meaning of the phrase "colossal wreck" in "Ozymandius" by Percy Bysshe Shelley?
The speaker who begins the poem relates a tale once told to him by a traveler he'd met. This traveler had been to the desert, where he saw the broken pieces of a once-great statue all scattered and half-buried by the sand. The traveler saw "trunkless legs" here and the bits of a shattered face...
(The entire section contains 164 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial