Flashcards in Ozymandias Deck (44)
Who wrote Ozymandias?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
What form does Ozymandias take?
It's a type of Sonnet
Who is the speaker in the poem?
There are many voices- the traveller, Ozymandias, the poet
What is Ozymandias mainly about?
An arrogant Pharaoh whose statue is destroyed by nature
Name the technique: 'sneer of cold command'
Name the technique: 'Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand'
Name the technique: 'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:'
Name the technique: 'colossal wreck'
What is the best word to describe the statue?
What technique is: 'The heart that fed'
What are themes in the poem?
Man Vs Nature
Art and Culture
What famous ruler might the poem be inspired by?
In which country is the statue that the traveller is describing?
Who was Percy Bysshe Shelley's wife?
The discovery of monuments by which leader inspired Shelly to write Ozymandias?
'I met a traveller from an antique land' - First, second or third person?
'The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed' - What is meant by 'mocked'?
My name is ... Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!' - What technique is being used here?
In which period did Percy Bysshe Shelley write Ozymandias?
How can you compare Ozymandias with William Blake's London?
They both express a dislike for the monarchy and they both deal with the theme of arrogance.
How does Ozymandias differ to William Blake's London?
One is a sonnet and one is in four quatrains
One is a first hand account and one is a second hand
In Ozymandias, the inscription beneath the statue indicates that the king is...
Which quotation in the poem suggests that the sculptor has satirised (ridiculed) Ozymandias?
"The hand that mocked them..."
What type of poet was Shelley?
A romantic poet
True of False?
Shelley APPROVED of the British monarchy.
Shelley DISAPPROVED of the British monarchy and was radical politically.
What could you suggest the poem is a criticism of?
People who wield (have and use) power in an undemocratic way and rule as a tyrant.
In Ozymandias, what suggests that art, language and literature are more enduring (lasting) than human power?
That nothing remains of Ozymandias except a statue and an inscription
What KEY IDEA does the poem highlight?
The insignificance of humans compared to nature and time
What does the JUXTAPOSITION between "colossal" and "wreck" emphasise?
The contrast between Ozymandias' former power and the statue's current state.