Ozymandias:what emotions does the speaker express? What emotions do you feel? ​Relate these to the speaker’s sense of identity

Words: 230
Pages: 1
Subject: English

Description

Ozymandias

BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
I met a traveler from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunk less 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.”

Task:
Annotate this poem using SMILES.

1. Structure
Rhyme scheme, repetition, narration, layout, verse length and content,
​positioning of verse, what the poem looks like, punctuation

2. Meaning
What is the poem about? What themes are explored? Are there any
​repeated issues? Who is the person speaking? Who is he addressing?

3. Imagery
Descriptions, any recurring images, ​symbols, connotations

4. Language
Type-Adjectives/nouns/verbs/ adverbs, positive/ negative, Standard ​English, accent, dialect, literary devices (similes, metaphors, personification, etc.)

5. Emotion
What emotions does the speaker express? What emotions do you feel? ​Relate these to the speaker’s sense of identity

6. Sounds
Alliteration – what letters? assonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm. What ​effect and where in the poem is it found?