Ozymandias Poem

I met a traveler from an antique land

Who said: 'Two vast and trunkless legs of stone"

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”<

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.

The author of this peom is Percy Bysshe Shelley:

It took me a while to learn the meaning even though we disccused it in class! I will tell you what it means.

Once there was a traveler. He was going to the dessert. When he saw the staute. The staute was Ozymandias, a king who wasn't really a king with good manners. The statue was all broken.On the pedestal it read, “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings!Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”!