- Created by: fyfejacob
- Created on: 10-02-20 18:55
Meaning: The poem is highlighting how hubris is always bested by nature and time. The example in this poem is Rameses the 2nd's ancient statue being eroded away by time. This appreciation of nature comes from Percy Bysshe Shelley's romantic views.
Imagery: The poem uses a dilapidated statue as a microcosm for the limited time a ruler is in charge. Ozymandias' visage is "shattered," undermining his power as a ruler as no one is left to worship him.