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Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'Ozymandias'

In this worksheet, students will be able to revise key quotes in 'Ozymandias'.

'Identify and Explain Key Quotations in 'Ozymandias'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Eduqas,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry 1789 to the Present Day

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Ozymandias' 'Ozymandias'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Refer to the poem 'Ozymandias' in your anthology.

Here's a quick recap of the poem: Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, this poem is about a speaker who meets a traveller, who tells him the story of Ozymandias, an Egyptian king in 1200 B.C.E, whose statue still remains. 


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This activity should help you revise some key quotes and help deepen your understanding of the poem. In the following questions, you'll be given a quote from the poem, and you'll need to identify the poet's meaning behind the quote.

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It may be helpful to write down the quotes down as you do this exercise, so you can try and remember them for the future!


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.

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