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Ozymandias - AQA Teaching Resources

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Ozymandias (AQA)

This two-lesson mini-unit covers Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’ in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying AQA Power and Conflict poetry, this resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems from the anthology. The resource is made up of a 47-slide editable PowerPoint presentation and 3 accompanying worksheets.

The two lessons contain the following:

Lesson One

Context – A brief outline of Shelley and Romanticism.

First Reading – A reading of ‘Ozymandias’ and discussion of the poem’s inspiration by the poet Percy Shelley.

Language and imagery – Analysing 'Ozymandias' in detail. Exploring key imagery and answering questions that delve deeper. Model answers provided.

Essay Writing – An essay question to assess initial understanding. An example answer is included.

Lesson Two

Themes – Analysing the themes of 'Ozymandias' – human power, art and nature.

Structure and Form – How Shelley uses form, structure, rhythm and rhyme.

The GCSE Exam – Comparing ‘Ozymandias’ with ‘The Prelude’ and ‘London’.

 

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