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1

Who wrote Ozymandias?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

2

What form does Ozymandias take?

It's a type of Sonnet

3

Who is the speaker in the poem?

There are many voices- the traveller, Ozymandias, the poet

4

What is Ozymandias mainly about?

An arrogant Pharaoh whose statue is destroyed by nature

5

Name the technique: 'sneer of cold command'

Alliteration

6

Name the technique: 'Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand'

Caesura

7

Name the technique: 'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:'

hyperbole

8

Name the technique: 'colossal wreck'

oxymoron

9

What is the best word to describe the statue?

Dilapidated

10

What technique is: 'The heart that fed'

A metaphor

11

What are themes in the poem?

Pride/Arrogance
Man Vs Nature
Art and Culture
Mortality
Domination
Power

12

What famous ruler might the poem be inspired by?

Ramses II

13

In which country is the statue that the traveller is describing?

Egypt

14

Who was Percy Bysshe Shelley's wife?

Mary Shelley

15

The discovery of monuments by which leader inspired Shelly to write Ozymandias?

Napoleon

16

'I met a traveller from an antique land' - First, second or third person?

First person

17

'The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed' - What is meant by 'mocked'?

Described

18

My name is ... Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!' - What technique is being used here?

Irony

19

In which period did Percy Bysshe Shelley write Ozymandias?

Romantic period

20

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.

21

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

22

In Ozymandias, the inscription beneath the statue indicates that the king is...

Arrogant
Boastful
Proud

23

Which quotation in the poem suggests that the sculptor has satirised (ridiculed) Ozymandias?

"The hand that mocked them..."

24

What type of poet was Shelley?

A romantic poet

25

True of False?
Shelley APPROVED of the British monarchy.

False.
Shelley DISAPPROVED of the British monarchy and was radical politically.

26

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.

27

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

28

What KEY IDEA does the poem highlight?

The insignificance of humans compared to nature and time

29

What does the JUXTAPOSITION between "colossal" and "wreck" emphasise?

The contrast between Ozymandias' former power and the statue's current state.

30

What does the CAESURA in line 12 highlight?

How Ozymandias' power has come to an end.