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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


Tone of the charge of the light brigade

Beginning: optimistic "half a league onward"
Middle: obedience "into the jaws of death"
End: celebration "noble six hundred"