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Ozymandias


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"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone"
Something that was once great has now fallen apart. Possible metaphor for Empires.
"sneer of cold command"
Ozymandias (Rameses II) ruled with fear - he was ruthless and brutal.
"The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed"
How he ruled, by demeaning yet appeasing his subjects.
"king of kings"
Conveys how the ruler was arrogant and conceited.
"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
He is referring to God and implying that he is superior.
"colossal wreck"
Juxtaposition. 'Colossal' is reminiscent of a Greek statue.