While on sight-seeing tour to an oldplace far away from your home , yousaw this statue …Now discuss with your partner what ittells you about the People, the Placeand the Ruler. 2
Note down your ideas in the web- chart. The statue The place: sand , :brokenface,face is…. desert………….. My impressions….. The ruler must have been The people………… ………………… 3
Name: Percy Bysshe ShelleyFamous as:-Romantic and Lyric Poet.Born on:-04 August 1792.Born in:-Horsham, England.Died on:-08 July 1822.Nationality:-United Kingdom.Works & Achievements:-The Revolt of Islam, The Masque of Anarchy and Men of England.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, who qualified as a Romantic by the exacting test of expiring a month before his 30th birthday, became oceanic by dying in a tempest on the Mediterranean, had Byron as a mourner at his funeral pyre, and was in any case partly exempted from the latters contempt by the otherwise extremely stormy career that he pursued. He continues to lead a sort of double-life in our literature, first as the author of such nature- loving verses as To a Skylark and second as a revolutionary whose work in poetry and prose was often considered too incendiary to be published in his own lifetime.
HISTORY OF OZYMANDIAS Written in 1817 during a writing contest against Horace Smith. First published in 11/Jan/1818 in Leigh Hunt‟s Examiner. Thought to be inspired by the arrival of the statue of “younger Memnon” in Britain. A „classic‟ poem which has been studied and dissected countless times in the subject of English ever since its creation.
The traveller told the poet that the sculptor who stamped the king‟s passion on stone had died, but his art was alive. Similarly, the king whose heart fed those cruel passion had died, but the sign of his cruelty could still be seen. The poet means to suggest that a man dies but his actions outlive him.
SOME MULTILE CHOICE QUESTIONS ON BASED OZYMANDIAS (PASSAGE 1) Who had made that statue? a. A poet. b. A sculptor. c. A king. Choose the correct option to a. Ozymandias. answer each question:- Where was the trunk? Who had come from an antique land? a. On the legs. a. The poet. b. Under a tree. b. A traveller. c. In the sand. c. Ozymandias. d. On the riverbank. d. Albatross.
SOME MULTIPLE QUEDTIONS BASED ON OZYMANDIAS (PASSAGE 2) Near them, on the sand, The visage showed Half sunk, a shattered visage a. A frown. lies, whose frown, b. A wrinkled lip. And wrinkled lip, and sneer of c. A cold sneer. cold command, d. All the aboveTell that its sculptor well those The sculptor could show passion read. those passions on the visage Choose the correct option to because complete each sentence:- a. He loved the king. These lines were written by b. He could read those a. Shelley. passions in the king‟s b. Ozymandias. heart. c. Shakespeare. c. He was a qualified sculptor. d. D.H. Lawrence d. He was a learned poet.
SOME MULTIPLE QUESTIONS BASED ON OZYMANDIAS (PASSAGE 3) Which yet survive, stamped The „hand that mocked.......‟. on these lifeless things, Whose „hand‟ ?The hand that mocked them, a. Ozymandias‟s. and the heart that fed; b. Kings. Choose the correct option c. Sculptor‟s. to answer each d. Narrator‟s. questions:- What did the „hand‟ do ? What is „which‟ here in the a. It sculptor the expressions first line ? of the king. a. Sneer of cold b. It made fun of Ozymandias command. by sculpting him as such. b. Wrinkled lip. c. It laughed at the king‟s c. Passions of the king. passions. d. Feelings of d. It ridiculed the king. Ozymandias.
SOME MULTIPLE QUESTIONS BASED ON OZYMANDIAS (PASSAGE 4) And on the pedestal these words The king asks the reader to appear: „despair‟ because “My name is Ozymandias, king of a. Life is as such. kings: b. Pride, arrogance and Look upon my words, ye Mighty, and contempt lead one despair !” nowhere.Choose the correct option to answer c. Time is a great healer. each questions:- d. Time levels all. „My name is Ozymandias, king of kings‟ shows the Who has/have been referred a. Despair of the king. to as „Mighty‟ ? b. Despair of the king and a. The king of kings. repentance of his pride. b. God. c. Uselessness of sneer, frown c. Ozymandias. and hatred. d. The powerful men of the d. Futility of life. world.
SOME MULTIPLE QUESTIONS BASED ON OZYMANDIAS (PASSAGE 5) Nothing beside remains. Round The desert sands are the decay a. Boundless and bare.Of that colossal wreck, boundless b. Lone and level. and bare c. Both (a) and (b). The love and level sands stretch d. Neither (a) nor (b). far away. These lines convey the Choose the correct option to idea that complete each sentence:- a. Truth is beauty. Nothing remains beside b. Time and tide wait for a. The desert. none. b. The sculptor. c. Distance lends charm to the view. c. The poet. d. With time, everything d. The king‟s statue. mixes with dust.
The statue and surrounding desert constitutea metaphor for invented power in the face ofnatural power. By Shelley‟s time, nothingremains but a shattered bust, eroded“visage,” and “trunkless legs” surrounded with“nothing” but “level sands” that “stretch faraway.” Shelley thus points out humanmortality and the fate of artificial things. 17