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Ozymandia's Poem Breakdown - Poet Seminar Essay

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Poet Seminar Essay

Born on August 4th, 1792, Sir Percy Bysshe Shelly was one of Elizabeth Shelley's seven Children's. Also known as English Romantic Poet, Novelist and Essayist. At aged 19, Sir Shelley secretly married a 16-year-old girl, named, Harriet Westbrook. Sir Shelly was a ethical supporter in atheism, vegetarianism, free love, and which somewhat would reflect in his writing. Sir Percy had just been studying in University of Oxford, in 1810, when he got expelled for publishing a gothic book. Shelley had inspired many; especially his wife, who wrote Frankenstein. Percy Shelly Died on July 8th, 1822. He was on a journey to italy. He passed away at the age of only 29-years-old.

Ozymandia of Eygpt, a very strong thoughtful poem written by Sir Percy Shelley. Ozymandias is one of Shelley's best appreciated works that sheds light on the faded and forgotten past history of, Ozymandias. Ozymandias's remains statue represents the fact that the statue is now useless as they does not hold any importance. Shelly had produced the poem in a very imaginative, well thoughtful, and a rich-plot-filled manner. The theme that caught my attention was the message to all who read this poem is that "we are only human, though it may consider ourselves to be the earth ruler's, we wither and die like everything else." -- ( my PowerPoint did not have the original set theme)

After revising the poem "Ozymandias" a few times, I have encountered a single metaphor: the shattered, ruined statue in the desert wasteland, ("Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!").Ozymandias has been broken and disappeared, his civilization is gone, vanished, disintegrated, and a powerful statement about the insignificance of human beings to the passage of time. prideful boast of the king: "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" With that, the poet demolishes our thought out imaginary picture of the "king":'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."

At the beginning of the very poem , the speaker states; "a traveler from an antique land" despite the Narrator telling the reader about seeing the statue with his own eyes, its heard about it from someone who heard about it from someone who has seen it.

Shelley's description of the king's statue is revealed gradually. At first, the king's "shattered visage" is all that is seen; then, the face, with it's "frown/ And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command" is introduced. Finally, the image of the sculptor is exposed, and the reader is able to imagine him sculpting



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