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Ozymandias Context
Shelley was a 'romantic' poet, who only really became famous after his death. He wrote 'Ozymandias' in 1817, after hearing about how an Italian explorer had retrieved the statue from the desert.
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"Ye mighty and despair!"
"Angry language" - Arrogant and powerful- he even challenged other rulers.
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"Of that colossal wreck"
"Irony"- The ruined statue shadows shows how human achievements are insignificant compared to the passing of time.
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"Lone and level". "Boundless and bare"
"Alliteration"- emphasises the feeling of empty space in the surrounding desert.
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"Sneer of cold commands"
"Angry language"- the sculptor understood the arrogance of the ruler.
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"Shatter'd visage"
"Irony"- even a powerful human can't control the damaging effects of time
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"Angry language" - Arrogant and powerful- he even challenged other rulers.

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"Ye mighty and despair!"

Card 3

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"Irony"- The ruined statue shadows shows how human achievements are insignificant compared to the passing of time.

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Card 4

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"Alliteration"- emphasises the feeling of empty space in the surrounding desert.

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Card 5

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"Angry language"- the sculptor understood the arrogance of the ruler.

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