- Slides: 5
Ozymandias Starter challenge: Find and fix the mistake Eric is the last person to see Eva Smith before her death. An example of an adjective is: running or crawling. In Macbeth, Banquo’s wife and children are ‘savagely slaughtered’ In Stave 3, of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is shown his own grave. In Charge of the Light Brigade, the 500 men died because someone blundered.
Percy Bysshe Shelley This poem is written by Percy Bysshe Shelley who was known as an English romantic poet during the early 19 th Century. He was also considered to be a ‘rebel’ and a ‘revolutionary’ meaning that he wanted to change the way in which society was structured. He was against many institutions including church and the Monarchy. He rebelled against all forms of tyranny. The poem, Ozymandias, is thought to have been inspired by a gigantic statue of Rameses II that was bought for the British Museum by the Italian explorer Giovanni Belzoni. Rameses II Was the third king of the 19 th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, his reign was from 1279 -13 BCE and it was the second longest reign in Egyptian history. He is known for his wars with the Hittites and Libyans and for the many colossal statues he had made of himself around Egypt.
vocabulary challenge word tyrant narcissistic ephemeral heard it? know it? define it
copy down the annotations that I make on the video using the whiteboard. Ozymandias
1. Read the poem. 2. Draw an image that comes to your mind when you read the poem. 3. Reduce the poem to two lines only. 4. Summarise what you think the poem is about in 2 sentences. I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. ”