Essays on Ozymandias

Original title Ozymandias
Author Percy Bysshe Shelley
Genre Poetry
Language English
Characters Ozymandias, The Stranger, The Poet
Published 1818
ISBN 978-0-9855-0294-4
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Ozymandias” is a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, published in 1818. The poem describes the remains of a mighty statue of a king, who was once Ozymandias, “the king of kings.” The statue is all that remains of his once mighty empire, and it is now a sad and lonely sight. The poem is a warning that even the mightiest empires will one day fall.”

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How Do Both Beaumont And Shelley Discuss The Futility Of Pride And Power In Their Poems? works, ye mighty and despair' but nothing remains for us to despair at for the land is 'boundless and bare,' and the literally as well as metaphorical sands have washed any greatness away and 'The lone and level sands stretch far away.' Neverthele...