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- Created on: 01-12-18 13:47
Ozymandias and My Last Duchess
Both present man as powerful but undermines human power.
Controlling, self-absorbed figures
- 'king of kings'
This phrase is used to describe Jesus in the Bible, which reflects his god-like status and love for himself.
- 'sneer of cold command'
The harsh sounding 'c' reflects Ozymandias' overbearing dictatorship and power.
Critique on the monarchy: George III was a king who ruled over 20% of the world at the time of the poem and abused his power like Ramses II (Ozymandias).
My Last Duchess
- Dramatic monologue
- Personal pronouns 'my' (and 'taming') repeated.
Both show the Duke's controlling nature, and the Duchess' lack of freedom.
Also represents Victorian attitudes towards women. Using the Duke…