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Who is ye mighty in Ozymandias?

Ozymandias was once a powerful ruler who had the following words inscribed on his statue: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair. By this, he meant he wanted other rulers who might challenge him to look at his mighty cities and be filled with fear, knowing he was the most powerful of them all.

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Consequently, who is Ozymandias addressing as ye mighty?

Answer: Ozymandias is referring to all other powerful kings of his time when he speaks of ye Mighty. They should despair because Ozymandias is superior to them and they stand nowhere when Ozymandias's victories, achievements and works are compared with theirs. (d) Bring out the irony in the poem.

Furthermore, what is the real name of Ozymandias? The poem "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysse Shelley was reputedly written about the Egyptian King Rameses 11 - Ozymandias was his Greek name. He was an Egyptian pharaoh from 1279-1213 b.c.e. and was famous for his statesmanship, architecture,military leadership, administrative abilities, and building activity.

Likewise, what is the meaning of lines 10 11 My name is Ozymandias king of kings Look on my works ye mighty and despair !'?

And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" The inscription suggests that Ozymandias is arrogant, or at least that he has grand ideas about his own power: he calls himself the "king of kings."

What is Ozymandias a symbol of?

OZYMANDIAS- A SYMBOL OF MAN'S HUBRIS. Percy Bysshe Shelley in his Ozymandias illustrates the vanity of human greatness and the failure of all attempts to immortalize human grandeur. Ozymandias was a great Egyptian king, a life-like statue of whom was made to immortalize him.

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