What does the words of the pedestal of the statue of Ozymandias imply?

QuestionsWhat does the words of the pedestal of the statue of Ozymandias imply?
Dipam Bhandari asked 6 months ago

As mentioned in Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, what does the inscription on the pedestal of Ozymandias’s statue mean or imply?

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Jayanta K Maity Staff answered 6 months ago

As stated in the poem the words that appear on the pedestal of the statue is:

 My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

By these words, Ozymandias declares himself as “king of kings” and warns other kings who think themselves as “mighty” to look at his works to get their illusions shattered. They should never hope to cross Ozymandias’s achievements.

These words imply how bold and proud and commanding Ozymandias was.

[You should read our original explanation of the poem for a better analysis.]
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