Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Two versions of Ozymandias
Two sonnets about the same thing, Shelley’s and Smith’s. This resource offers a way of comparing the two to enable students to focus on word choice, tone and technique.
The Mask of Anarchy
Questions to develop understanding of this poem. (Students may need to do some background research.)
Students think about recurring themes and symbols and analyse their significance.
Useful notes on historical background.
Sequencing activity for exploring this poem.