Flashcards in Ozymandias Deck (9)
Who wrote Ozymandias?
Percy Bysshe Shelly
What form is the poem in?
Broken Petrarchan Sonnet
Why do you think Shelly chose to write Ozymandias in the form he did?
Could reflect the ways that human power and structures can be destroyed
What could the oxymoron 'colossal wreck' suggest?
The ruined statue shows how human achievements are insignificant compared to the passing of the time.
What period of poetry did the poet come from?
What was Shelly's radical views inspired by?
The French Revolution, where the monarchy was overthrown
What did Shelly dislike?
Monarchies, absolute power and the oppression of ordinary people.
What themes are present in the poem?
Power of Humans, Power of Nature and Pride