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Quotes from Ozymandias about Power of Nature and what do they mean

"Decay of that colossal wreck" - ruined statue shoes how human achievements are insignificant compared to the passing of time

2

Quotes from exposure

"Merciless iced east winds that knive us"
"All their eyes are ice"

3

What does "all their eyes are ice" (Exposure) mean?

Metaphor refers to the eyes of the living and the dead. Vivid description if how they've been overpowered by nature. It hints that the living men are no longer able to feel any emotion

4

What does "merciless iced east winds that knive us" (Exposure) mean?

violent Lexis. Nature personified and appears to be attacking them

5

How many stanzas does Exposure Have?

Hhih

6

Quotes from kamikaze

Like bunting on a Green blue translucent sea
Little fishing boats
Silver of whitebait

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What does "like bunting on a green blue translucent sea" (kamikaze) mean?

Simile
Pretty far cry from war
Bunting is associated with celebration which make the image irony there's no victorious return for the pilot

8

What does "little fishing boats" (Kamikaze) mean?

Irony the pilot should have been aiming for big enemy ships but it's little fishing boats that catch his eye

9

What does "silver of whitebait" (Kamikaze) mean?

Colours silver in this line make nature sound precious

10

What is tissue structures in?

Unrhymed, irregular quatrains

11

How many stanzas are in tissue?

Ten first nine are 4 line longs and tenth one is 1 line long

12

How many stanzas does Exposure Have?

Eight

13

What does the repeated of us and we mean in Exposure?

Shows it was a shared experience and he was part of it