Ozymandias - Mindmap

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  • Ozymandias
    • Themes
      • Irony
        • statues are made to last
        • his statue wasn't important
      • Transcience
        • short lived
        • metaphor for political power
      • Corruption
        • imperative verb - controlling
        • king of kings - omnipotent
    • Form
      • 14 line sonnet
      • first pats sets up frame narrative
      • second part ironically talks about king and describes the desert
    • Language
      • Biblical Language
        • "King of kings"
          • God has punished ozymandias
          • shows arrogance
      • Powerful Phrases
        • "Boundless and bare"
        • "lone and level"
      • Ceasura
        • After "who said;"
          • dramatises recalling from memory
        • After "stands in the desert"
          • reinforces idea of isolation
    • Context
      • Egyptian Pharoah, Ramesses II
      • believed they were gods in form of humans
    • Key Quotes
      • "antique land"
      • "two vast and trunkless legs of stone"
      • "shattered visage lies"
      • "sneer of cold command"
      • "King of kings"

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