Terms in this set (30)
what meter is ozymandias written in?
what kind of poem is Ozymandias?
a petrarchan sonnet that acts like a shakespearean sonnet as the last 2 lines take the weight of the whole poem
what kind of poet was Percy Bysshe Shelley?
a romantics poet
who was the sculpture in ozymandias?
a brave man as he made the statue to show exactly how ozymandias was like
what effect does the B echoism have?
b alliteration represents inflation, like ozymandias' ego at the start
what effect does the L echoism have?
l alliteration represents deflation, like ozymandias' ego at the end
what does the echoism in ozymandias represent overall?
the rise and fall of ozymandias
what effect does the iambic pentameter have on the poem?
who is Ozymandias?
an Egyptian Pharoa
what is a cesura?
a line break
what does the cesura show?
constitutes the crack in the statue that makes it fall - mimetic for Ozymandias' rise and fall
what does the ck echoism reflect?
trouble that Ozymandias was causing for himself
what is the controversial line that nobody knows what it means?
'the hand that mocked them and the heart that fed them'
what are Ozymandias' words describing himself?
'my name is Ozymandias, king of kings: look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
what is the impact of the phrase 'king of kings'?
Ozymandias is referencing that he is Jesus, the phrase is taken from biblical language
what impact does the phrase 'boundless and bare' have?
is alliteration which makes it memorable
what hasn't survived in the poem?
Ozymandias' works, but the unnamed sculptures have
what is the impact of the phrase 'nothing beside remains'?
it is a short stark line - which shows how little remains
a traveler from an antique land'
what effect does the quote 'i met a traveller from an antique land' have?
its in first person and an account of another story, this poem is a 'frame narrative'
'the hand that...
mocked them and the heart that fed'
lip, and sneer of cold command'
what is the effect of the phrase 'and wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command'?
it uses 'ck' echoism which reflects the trouble that Ozymandias was causing for himself
what is the final line of the poem?
'the lone and level sands stretch far away'
what is a short stark line in the poem?
'nothing beside remains'
what is the effect of the short stark line 'nothing besides remains'?
emphasises how very little remains
where is juxtaposition used?
'two vast and trunkless legs of stone' ('vast' and 'trunkless')
what line is an example of an imperative?
'look on my works ye mighty'
what line is an example of first person narrator?
'i met a traveller'
what line is an example of a powerful adjective?
'the decay of that colossal wreck'