Shelley, Percy Bysshe. “Ozymandias.”

from Common Core Standards Initiative – Text Exemplars (Grades 9-10) on Rap Genius

Meaning

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Here’s a sample performance task from the Common Core:

Students analyze how artistic representations of Ramses II (the pharaoh who reigned during the time of Moses) vary, basing their analysis on what is emphasized or absent in different treatments of the pharaoh in works of art (e.g., images in the British Museum) and in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias.” [RL.9–10.7]

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