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Ozymandias - WJEC Eduqas Teaching Resources

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Ozymandias - WJEC / Eduqas

This two-lesson mini-unit covers Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’ in detail. Designed for GCSE pupils studying the WJEC/Eduqas Poetry Anthology, this resource explores the poem in depth and explains how to compare it to other poems in the exam. 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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