"Shattered visage" (hard consonant sounds (sh, tt, s), "…
hard consonant sounds
sh, tt, s
" look on my works..."
"nothing besides remains."
the poem presents different voices
irregular line/ structure
helps reader to challenge Ozy's view of himself
foregrounds the idea that his power was not absolute/ infinite
disempowers and undercuts his authority by juxtaposing his own words with the traveller's
he has commissioned the statue
ordered them to do it, showing that he is self loving
"the lone and level sands stretch far away"
ironically sand and time has outlived him
it stretches on and on
he is equal now
has 'fallen' from his pedestal