Winter 2013 F Exam
Which of the following is true of the speaker of the poem? (5 points)
- i) He met a person who had seen the statue of Ozymandias.
- ii) He spoke to the sculptor of the statue of Ozymandias.
iii) He himself saw the statue of Ozymandias.
- iv) He was a traveler from an antique land.
- What parts of the statue of Ozymandias still remain? Name TWO. (5 points)
- What do we learn about the personality of Ozymandias from the statue? Support your answer with information from the poem.
” ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’ Nothing beside remains.” In what way is the last line of this quote surprising?
- “Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
- How does Ozymandias’s perspective of reality differ from that described in the above quote? (7 points)
- How do the lines quoted in 5a reflect the main idea of the poem? (8 points)
Winter 2012 F Exam
1) Ramses the Second is often regarded as the greatest and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. He built many large monuments and statues to himself. He is considered the inspiration for Shelley’s famous poem “Ozymandias”. How does this information add to your understanding of the poem “Ozymandias”?