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What is the main theme of the poem Ozymandias?

The theme of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poemOzymandias” is fairly straight forward and are also highly traditional. Basically, the poem reminds powerful people that their power is only temporary. However much powerful people may wish to think that their power is immortal, they are only deceiving themselves.

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Also know, what is the poem Ozymandias mainly about?

Shelley's "Ozymandias" is about the ruins of a statue of what was once a great Egyptian king, in the poem named Ozymandias (based on a statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II). The poem is chiefly ironic: the mighty should despair, but not because Ozymandias and his kingdom are terrifying.

One may also ask, what does the poem Ozymandias mean? Shelley's poem imagines a meeting between the narrator and a 'traveller' who describes a ruined statue he - or she - saw in the middle of a desert somewhere. The description of the statue is a meditation on the fragility of human power and on the effects of time. Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Also asked, what is the moral of the poem Ozymandias?

The poem ozymandias penned by P.B. Shelley is about a cruel and arrogant king Ozymandias who got his statue erected so that he could be remembered by posterity. The poem leaves a message that wealth power and position don't last forever. So they should be used for the welfare of mankind and should not be misused.

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