Ozymandias Analysis

Ozymandias is a sonnet written by Percy Shelley, written in iambic pentameter and gains much of its power from the compression of its language. The ruined statue underlined the hubris of Ozymandias proud boast “Look on my works, Ye mighty, and despair!” The irony is that mighty will despair – not at the power of Ozymandias but at the realisation that their power is never permanent. 

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