Teddy15
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What is the best poem to compare to Ozymandias in relation to nature from the power and conflict poems? Insm thinking Storm in the Island but need help explaining please.
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Yeah definitely choose Storm on the Island because you can compare the power of the storm to the power of Ozymandias. Both control the fate of people’s lives and both the storm and Ozymandias dominate everything in sight. You can also talk about how the power of the weather and sand has turned the Ozymandias statue into ruins similar to the storm which has destroyed houses etc. Remember to use quotes. At a stretch, you could talk about conflict because Storm on the Island is contextually about a civil war in Ireland (if you notice the title spells Stormont which is the Irish political building) and Ozymandias is about a dictator so you could possibly argue that nature is likened to war. Hope these suggestions help! I actually did this question in my mocks last year (I’m year 12 now) and got a 9 so I hope you can do equally well with what I said
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Thank you so much, I struggle with explaining comparisons so you have been a big help!
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Damnnn big help thank you so much!
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I always used Storm on the Island - also worth mentioning how both show that power levels. In storm on the island, the power of nature levels the landscape ("we build our houses squat", there's also a quote about the landscape itself having small trees). In ozymandias, the power of nature in the form of time also levels the landscape ("the lone and level sands stretch far away") and levels people - the fact that his great empire has been levelled represents that his power has faded and he is now at the same level as normal people.
I did have other points as well, but it's been 2 years now since I did it so I can't remember them.
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