Ozzymandias

Achieved – More than one example, at least one effect

Merit – Depth: HOW that language effects adds to the idea

Excellence – Integration: How the effects work together to create deeper meaning


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:

And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


TASK:

  1. Name on language effect used in this poem
  2. Quote an example using this effect
  3. How does Shelley use this effect to communicate the idea of hubris in his sonnet

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