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Analyse Language in 'Ozymandias'

In this worksheet, students will exercise their analysis of language in 'Ozymandias'.

'Analyse Language 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'

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Worksheet Overview

Want to practice your language analysis in 'Ozymandias'?


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Good! You've come to the right place. All you need to do is refer to the poem 'Ozymandias' in your anthology! 

To quickly recap: 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. 


Take notes as you do this activity. It'll definitely help you absorb more information if you're writing all the new things you learn alongside. Take your time and absorb the teacher's explanation- it's full of helpful gems!


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

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