Ozymandias  by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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cyrusknight1
cyrusknight1
I disagree. The point of the poem is: "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay. Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare. The lone and level sands stretch far away." In other works: the futile aspirations of the human being about the absolute.
trasonsoca
trasonsoca
“Mi nombre es Ozymandias, rey de reyes: ¡Contemplad mis obras, oh poderosos, y desesperad!” No queda nada a su lado. Alrededor de las ruinas de ese colosal naufragio, infinitas y desnudas se extienden las solitarias y llanas arenas.
trasonsoca
trasonsoca
Conocí a un viajero de un antiguo país que dijo: «dos enormes piernas de piedra se yerguen sin su tronco en el desierto… junto a ellas, en la arena, semihundido descansa un rostro hecho pedazos, cuyo ceño fruncido y mueca en la boca, y desdén de frío dominio, cuentan que su escultor comprendió bien esas pasiones que todavía sobreviven, grabadas en la piedra inerte, a la mano que se mofó de ellas y al corazón que las alimentó. Y en el pedestal se leen estas palabras:
Michael Armijos
Michael Armijos
Ozymandias the superhero by Alan Moore brought me here.
Jeryl Lacang-Fuentes
Jeryl Lacang-Fuentes
this was our piece for our speech choir back in college days. Super \u003c3 this one. Nice reading by the way.
Diego Márquez
Diego Márquez
yes! my opinion is that that whisper makes this performance unique! thanks!
rghm
rghm
Agreed about the whisper - it's an inspired understanding, 1) of the sense of standing face-to-face with the pedestal, reading it to one's self, and 2) of the fated futility of such mortals' over-reaching. Now that I've heard your interpretation of this line, it seems to me that's the ONLY correct way to read it - not the stentorian proclamation usually given, which seems to miss the point entirely. As Joni Mitchell sang, "chicken-scratching for my immortality." Bravo, and thank you!
Walter Kurtz
Walter Kurtz
life ends. If it didn't end, it would be called death
knitter1231
knitter1231
Thank you! This is a very good reading. I'm going to show this to my son since this is his favorite poem.
M. D'Avanzo
M. D'Avanzo
@Awesomeoo100 No offense intended, but you didn't understand my post at all.
Awesomeoo100
Awesomeoo100
@maofas bizarre that you talk about rationality in poetry and then list keats and coleridge among your favorite poets. The British romantic movement was decidedly NOT rational.
Ahmed
Ahmed
@MaLeina6 Shelley WAS a great poet.. :P
baraxor
baraxor
The name "Ozymandias" is based on one of the names of Ramesses II.
Christopher Sund
Christopher Sund
@xcheesyxbaconx it was actually his wife, Mary Shelly, that wrote Frankenstein
molliedogmolliedog
molliedogmolliedog
@xcheesyxbaconx sure Shelley wrote Frankenstein, but it was a different one to P.B Shelley.
Gerald Maus
Gerald Maus
I can tell that Shelley also wrote Frankenstein.
nldstone
nldstone
Nothing beside remains... except a white cadillac :) (Children of the lamp, a cooky to all who get it)
Essevuh
Essevuh
nothing beside remains...
Don Kingfisher Campbell
Don Kingfisher Campbell
This poem is THE link between poems of the past and poems of the present. A sonnet, it combines traditional meter with image-based deconstruction.
Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
@helvis213 It actually is effective even though I wasnt expecting it, the whisper is supposed to reaffirm that the power and greatness of Ozymandias has faded and no longer exists even though he obviously thought his power would live on forever, this poem strongly symbolises that No matter what, though it may take time change will always come, and things dont stay the same forever. Irony also.
D-man
D-man
This is one of my favourite poems. It speaks not only of mans' insignificance but also of his legacy. What a man DOES and CREATES with his life will outlast the BEING. A man does not truly die until he is forgotten and lost to time. In this way Shelley is immortal.
DJchilcott
DJchilcott
@ThePrymeRadebe I feel that the whispering suits the tone very well. This a former great power, now just a shadow of its once glory speaking. If such a thing was to be given a voice, a whisper in the wind makes a lot of sense to me.
8baller93
8baller93
Thanks for the video, it's helped me a lot with poetry out loud
gary brennan
gary brennan
very prophetic to me in some ways.one of the few poems to be relevant to how people think and respond to life.."look on my works ye mighty and despair.".BP should take notice an look at the mess their making .greed builds greed hope is a different matter....sorry if my waffle/rant bothers anyone i apologise in advance.
Michael326
Michael326
MY NAME IS OZYMANDIAS KING OF KINGS
TSP Tony
TSP Tony
Ozymandias also best super villian/hero? name
XaveJamesGrey
XaveJamesGrey
Quite nicely read!
M. D'Avanzo
M. D'Avanzo
When I taught high school English this was the poem I used to introduce poetry unit to students, that it was a rational process with a point, not just flowery language and feelings. I didn't like poetry myself all growing up though I loved Lit, but Shelley (and Keats, Coleridge, and others, but Shelly most of all) helped me see the value of poetry.
Ilska
Ilska
So happy to have found this thought provoking poem on Youtube.
wowkelthuzad70hunt
wowkelthuzad70hunt
sweet, I need to have this memorized by tomarow thanks. gona run it on a loop.
ILLEGALvideo
ILLEGALvideo
Excellent work, I'm very glad I found this video, as this is my favorite poem.