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Published: 04/11/2019
KS4 | Poetry
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Comparing power in 'Ozymandias' and 'My Last Duchess'

A comparison grid to support students when planning a response on how power is presented in 'Ozymandias' and 'My Last Duchess'. Includes some suggested points of comparison and a sample of evidence and notes on similarities and differences.

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  • Both poems are about art outliving people.
  • Both the Duke and Ozymandias were arrogant/angry men.
  • Nature is mentioned in both poems.
  • Both the Duke and Ozymandias use art to show their power. 
  • Conflict is shown in both poems. 

See other resources: Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Power and conflict | Browning, Robert ('My Last Duchess') | Shelley, Percy Bysshe ('Ozymandias')

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