Interpretation of ``Ozymandias``

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English

 

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Maggie H

 

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March 22, 2012

 

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A shattered stone statue with only the legs and head remaining, standing in the desert, the face is proud and arrogant, "Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read"(lines, 4-6). On the pedestal of the statue, there are these words, ?"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'"(Lines, 10-11)...
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On the pedestal of the statue, there are these words, ?"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'"(Lines, 10-11). However, all that surrounds the statue is a desert. This poem is written to express to us that possessions don't mean immortality, the king who seemed to think that his kingdom would remain under his statue's haughty gaze forever, ironically teaches us this through his epitaph...
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