This is a worksheet and handout that allows for an in-depth analysis and study of P. B. Shelley’s famous sonnet “Ozymandias”. The handout includes:
The poem text with a glossary of important concepts or difficult / unusual words.
Comprehension and analysis questions to facilitate a close reading of the text, linked to bigger philosophical considerations about the nature of time and history.
A worksheet and guided creative writing chart to help students write their own sonnet about time.
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