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1

Quote about two legs

‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone’

2

Ozymandias speech about being amazing

‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: look at me works, ye mighty and despair’

3

Rule of three quote

‘’Wreck, boundless and bare’

4

The empty loneliness of the Desert

‘The lone and level sands stretch far away’

5

What is context for Ozymandias?

(Inspired)

Inspired by French Revolution when the French monarchy was overthrown

5

What is context for Ozymandias?

(Disliked)

Disliked the concept of a monarchy and the oppression of ordinary people

6

What type of poem is Ozymandias?
What line is the turning point?
What does that reflect?

It is a sonnet and has a turning point at line 9 reflecting how human structures can be destroyed/decayed

7

What do the first 8 lines show?

The first 8 lines of the sonnet describe the statue in parts to show its destruction