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OZYMANDIAS Perscy bysshe shelley Ozymandias is one of the best sonnets that Shelley wrote Technically the poem confirms to the sonnet form in having 14 lines Ozymandias a Greek form of an Egyptian name In its rhyme scheme is ab ab ac dc ed ef Theme-nostalgia for the past idea that things change and nothing will stay in its original glory foreverTone- Speaker is also mocking the great king because he built up this huge kingdom on the backs of worker only to have it now in shambles This short poem tells the story of the remains of the past and how they lack to make any lasting impact on the lives of those in the present The opening line I met a traveler from an antique land gives the poem a mysterious air Neither the traveler nor his location is identified which helps the reader to understand that the events that occur could have happened anywhere any time and to any one Throughout this poem the traveler as well as the speaker are kept anonymous because Shellys goal is to keep the focus on the main subject which is Ozymandias himself The statue of king ozymandias wears an expression of hauteur contempt arrogance and cruel confidence even to this days The vast ness of the boundless desertwhich surround the ruins of the statue Though this statue was half buried on the sands face was broken but it had a sign of anger and his lips was sign of pride and expression of contempt as by turning up the nose This is absolutely irony Though it was life less but the hand of the artist who showed his dislike for the kings pride and the heart of the king ozymandias who harbored the passions of pride In pedestal it was written that ozymandias is an emperor and people would feel disappointed
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