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At this time, members of Shelley's literary circle would sometimes challenge each other to write competing sonnets on a common subject: Shelley and Smith both chose a passage from the writings of the Greek historian Diodorus Siculuswhich described a massive Egyptian statue and quoted its inscription: If any want to know how great I am and where I lie, let him outdo me in my work.
Hunt was already planning to publish a long excerpt from Shelley's new epic, The Revolt of Islamlater the same month. Shelley's poem[ edit ] Shelley's poem was published on 11 January under the pen name Glirastes.
It appeared on page 24 in the yearly collection, under Original Poetry. Shelley's poem was later republished under the title "Sonnet. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.
We wonder,—and some Hunter may express Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace, He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
Hubris[ edit ] A central theme of the "Ozymandias" poems is the inevitable decline of rulers with their pretensions to greatness. The poems paraphrase the inscription on the base of the statue, given by Diodorus Siculus in his Bibliotheca historica as " King of Kings am I, Ozymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works.
The poems were written and published before the statue arrived in Britain,  but the reports of the statue's imminent arrival may have inspired the poem.My brother and I are very different people. We both have different tastes. We both are from very different worlds, but the one thing we are in common is the heart we each have; we love to.
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