Flashcards in Poem Comparisons Deck (18)
Quote from the start of Ozymandias
"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone"
"A shattered visage lies"
Both about the lack of power humans have over nature
Quote from the middle of Ozymandias
" a sneer of cold command"
Shows that he was a tyrant
"That its sculpture well whose passions read"
Shows that it is the sculptures work who lives on and not his
Quote from the end of Ozymandias
"My name is Ozymandias, King of kings"
Shows his God complex
"Ye mighty, and despair"
Shows he wants everyone to fear his power
"Nothing beside remains"
Shows the fragility of his power and the lack of power over nature
Language points for Ozymandias
"Nothing beside remains" simple sentence shows that he is powerless.
"Shattered (adj)visage(n)" shows that nature has taken over and run its course
Structure of Ozymandias
Sonnet (14 lines) shows the love that Ozymandias had for himself
Rhyme scheme reflects the fact that Ozmandias has lost/is losing his power so there is not a fully strict rhyme scheme
Mixture Petrarch and Shakespeare sonnet form-rules and rulers mean nothing compared to the power of time
Contextual points for Ozymandias
Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ozymandias means to rule the air
Poem is about Pharaoh Rameses II who was a tyrant
Poem from the romantic era- emotion over rational thought, power of nature
Themes of Ozymandias
Power of nature
Lack of power of humans
Power of time
"Nothing besides remains"
Comparisons to Ozymandias
The emigrée- identity
Tissue- temporary power of humans
Storm on the island- power of nature
Exposure- power of nature
My last duchess- pride
The prelude- power of nature, effects of nature
London-power of humans
Tone at the beginning, middle and end of Ozymandias
Wonder as we wonder who this is and there is also tone of exploration
Heartlessness by a dictator who ruled by fear
Emptiness as everything has gone
Quote from the beginning of the charge of the light brigade
"Half a league, half a league, half a league onward" anaphora gives a sense of rhythm and power
"Rode the six hundred" shows them as a single entity
"Theirs but to do or die" shows that they were willing to put their life on the line for their country
Quote for the middle of the Charge Of the Light Brigade
"Into the jaws of death" shows the soldier's valiance
"Sabring the gunners there" shows the impossibility of their battle
Quote from the end of charge of the light brigade
"When can their glory fade?" Shows their bravery has been rewarded with power
"Noble six hundred" shows the effects of war as they sre treated like gods.
Language for the charge of the light brigade
Semantic field of death"die" "death" "death" "fell"
Lots of imagery " volley'd and thunder'd"
Structure of charge of the light brigade
Uniform rhyme scheme reflects their obedience and bravery
Dactylic dimeter shows sound imagery of gunshots
Ballad- narrative that tells a story
Refrain"rode the six hundred" showing that they are noble men
Themes of the charge of the light brigade
Contextual points for the charge of the light brigade
Written by Alfred Lord Tennyson
In a time of nationalist momentum, so the poem was glorifying war as it was written by the poet laureate
Comparisons for the charge of the light brigade
Exposure- effects of conflict, reality of conflict
Bayonet charge- effects of conflict, reality of conflict
Remains- effects of conflict, reality of conflict
Poppies- effects of conflict
War photographer- effects of conflict, reality of conflict
Kamikaze- effects of conflict