Ozymandias

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  • Ozymandias
    • Language
      • Foundation
        • "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone" suggests that his ruling and legacy was built on no foundation, suggesting he possibly gained his power through evil methods rather than winning the trust of his people
      • How he is described
        • Shown to be unfriendly, a bully and even quite evil - "wrinkled lip and sheer of cold command
      • How he describes himself
        • He sees himself as the "king of kings"  and "Mighty". He also capitalised "M" in the middle of the sentence putting emphasis on the word and making it stand out
    • Feelings and attitudes
      • Pride
        • Ozymandias was proud of what he had achieved and called on other rulers to admire his work - ironic because none of this work survived
      • Arrogance
        • Inscription shows that Ozymandias believed he was the most powerful ruler in the land
    • Structure
      • Statue
        • Narrator builds up image of statue
      • Desert
        • Then, describes the enormous desert showing the insignificance of the statue and therefore of Ozymandias too

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