- Created by: eveneedham
- Created on: 02-02-20 13:26
Shelley wrote this poem in 1817 and was a romantic poet who came from a wealthy family. Ramesses the second was an egyptian pharoh who was referred to as Ozymandias.
Ozy= to breathe air
Mandias= to rule
The main message is that power is temporary even belonging to a great ruler.
There is one stanza throughout that is split up only by punctuation and a volta happens at line 9. It has 14 lines and is written in iambic pentameter. However a regular rhyme scheme is not followed, showing that without structure power is lost.
The alliteration of "lone and level" emphasizes that there is nothing but a statue-no power.
plosive "boundless and bare" shows that it's huge but doesn't have power
Semantic field "vast, colossal, king of kings" throughout to show how a powerful ruler has fallen.
Storm on the island- the power of humans and nature
tissue- the power of humans and the power of nature
the prelude- power of nature and pride
my last dutchess- inanimate objects, power of humans and pride
themes= power of humans, power of nature, arrogance, and pride