Due Monday, 20th January.
Which of the four comments below best fit the poet’s point of view of the sculptor?
Rank the following comments, and write about the one you agree with the most.
Support your ideas with quotations.
(Here’s a link to the poem if you don’t have one: http://holyjoe.org/poetry/shelley.htm )
a)The sculptor was trying to flatter Ozymandias with the statue.
b)The sculptor had great skill in making a piece of stone come to life.
c)The sculptor failed at their task as the statue is a ruin.
d)The sculptor was almost mocking the arrogance of Ozymandias.
Higher level answers will make use of appropriate adjectives (D), a quotation or two (C), or even a draw a comparison between famous dictators in history (B/A).
p.s. for those of you who wanted to see more of the Abandoned Scenes, here’s a link to the Buzzfeed website: http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/the-33-most-beautiful-abandoned-places-in-the-world Aren’t they incredible?!