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Quote about two legs

‘Two vast and trunkless legs of stone’


Ozymandias speech about being amazing

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


Rule of three quote

‘’Wreck, boundless and bare’


The empty loneliness of the Desert

‘The lone and level sands stretch far away’


What is context for Ozymandias?


Inspired by French Revolution when the French monarchy was overthrown


What is context for Ozymandias?


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


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


What do the first 8 lines show?

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