Ozymandias

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  • Ozymandias
    • Form
      • Petrarchan sonnet
      • Not strictly regular rhythm and iambic pentameter disrupted
    • Context
      • Romantic poet
      • Rameses II
      • Believed in emotion rather than reason, tried to capture intense experiences and focused on power of nature
      • Heard about Italian explorer
      • Majority of Britain lived in poverty
      • French Revolution
      • Disliked monarchies, absolute power and oppression of ordinary people
    • Quotes
      • "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:/Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair."
      • "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone/Stand in the desert"
      • "Nothing beside remains."
      • "the decay"
      • "boundless and bare/The lone and level sands stretch far away"
      • "Half sunk, a shattered visage lies"
      • "sneer of cold command"
      • "these lifeless things"

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